WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to reinstate the conviction of a police officer charged in his wife's 1995 death (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

A prosecutor in Ohio says he'll likely retry a former Ohio police officer if witnesses are still available now that the U.S. Supreme Court won't consider reinstating the officer's conviction in his wife's 1995 death.

The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to act on a federal appeals court ruling that said authorities improperly withheld evidence that could have helped police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton discredit charges linking him to a botched burglary.

Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says he needs to find out what witnesses could be able to testify more than a decade after the original trial.

Prosecutors alleged Barton paid to stage a burglary to scare his wife into moving from their farm into Springboro, where he wanted to become police chief.

A message was left for Barton's attorney.

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11:05 a.m.

The Supreme Court won't consider reinstating the conviction of a former Ohio police official charged in connection with his wife's 1995 death.

The justices on Monday declined to disturb a federal appeals court ruling that said authorities improperly withheld evidence that could have helped Ohio Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton discredit charges linking him to a botched burglary. The appeals court ordered a new trial.

Prosecutors alleged Barton paid to stage a burglary to scare his wife into moving from their farm into Springboro, where he wanted to become police chief. Authorities said she was killed when the burglary went awry.

A jury convicted Barton in 2005 of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated burglary.

Messages left for the Warren County prosecutor and Barton's attorney weren't immediately returned.