Appeals court affirms overturning of man’s murder conviction

The 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision made by a lower court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to overturn the conviction of Pleasant Prairie resident Mark Jensen, who was found guilty of poisoning his wife with antifreeze back in 2008.

In a 2-1 ruling issued last Tuesday, September 8, the three-judge panel of the federal appeals court agreed with an earlier ruling submitted by the lower court to disregard statements that Julie Jensen made prior to her death, overthrowing these statements from evidence.

The panel ruled that the use of Julie Jensen’s letter accusing Mark Jensen as the one responsible for her death violated his constitutional right to confront his accuser.

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