Court Rejects Jensen Case Clearing Way For New Trial
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP & WLIP)–The Supreme Court is declining to disturb a decision that a Pleasant Prairie man convicted of poisoning his wife should get a new trial.
The high court said Tuesday that it would not hear the case. That leaves in place a ruling in favor of Mark Jensen.
As is typical, the justices did not explain their reason for rejecting the case.
The case was included in a list of cases the court has decided not to hear.
Jensen has been trying to get a new trial in the 1998 death of Julie Jensen. He was convicted of her murder in 2008 but that has been overturned on appeal.
At the heart of the case is the usage of a letter written by Julie implicating her husband in her eventual death.
It was allowed into evidence at trial but the verdict was overturned when the letter was thrown out on appeal.
It was then reinstated-as was the conviction-before another appeals court tossed both out again.
It’s not clear if-or when-Jensen will receive a new trial.