Madison
42° F
Light Drizzle
Light Drizzle
Advertisement

Brother of victim is shocked conviction is vacated in poisoning death

Published On: Dec 20 2013 04:39:18 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 20 2013 04:39:22 PM CST
Court generic

istock

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -

The brother of a Wisconsin woman killed 15 years ago with antifreeze says he was shocked that a judge overturned her husband's conviction in the case.

A federal judge decided Wednesday that Mark Jensen was improperly tried in 2008 because he couldn't confront his dead wife, Julie Jensen.

The decision centered on a letter that Julie Jensen had slipped to her Pleasant Prairie neighbor because she was suspicious her husband was trying to kill her.

She died in 1998. The case was slowed by a legal debate over whether the letter and her statements to others could be used in court.

Paul Griffin, of Kenosha, told The Associated Press Friday that if Jensen is tried again, he's certain the other evidence will convince a jury to convict him again.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: 27 tons of documents destroyed during BBB Shredfest 2016

    The free BBB Shredfest event Saturday offered anyone with documents containing personal information to shred up to three bags. Destroying documents is one way to protect one's identity and thwart fraudsters.

    More than 1,600 cars stopped by two Madison locations from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, and 27 tons of documents were shredded, a Better Business Bureau representative said. The sites were at SVA Certified Public Accountants, 1221 John Q Hammons Dr. and Warner Park, 2930 N. Sherman Ave.

  • Elise Romas

    PHOTOS: Thousands take part in 34th annual CrazyLegs 2016

    The 34th annual CrazyLegs Classic 8K Run and 2-mile Walk Saturday raised money for UW Athletics. As of Friday night, 13,000 people had signed up to participate, and organizers expected more to register Saturday morning before the race begins in waves at 11 a.m.

    WINNERS: Pat Jenkins, 24, of Cambridge, is the top finisher in the men's category. UW law student Jessa Hackman, 24, of Madison, is the top female finisher.

Advertisement