UPDATE: Conrad Truman was found not guilty of murder and not guilty of obstructing justice. The verdict came down Friday afternoon in a very emotional courtroom. Truman’s family and attorneys say he is now preparing to be discharged from prison. They say he needs time to readjust to life after unjust imprisonment and grieve his wife’s apparent suicide.
UTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A convicted killer’s fate is in the hands of another jury.
For the second time, jurors are deliberating over Conrad Truman’s alleged role in the 2012 shooting of his 25 year-old wife Heidy Truman, who suffered a bullet wound to the head in their Utah County home.
During Truman’s first trial in 2014, a jury convicted him of first-degree murder and second-degree obstruction of justice, and sent him to prison as a result. But then in 2016, a judge learned that some evidence the convicting jury relied on was inaccurately presented during the trial. Police had miscalculated or misreported dimensions of a hallway in the the couple’s home, and the difference was enough to invoke reasonable doubt about what happened. The judge granted another trial.
Once again, the defense claims Heidy turned the gun on herself after taking a shower. Prosecutors say their case hinges on Truman’s inconsistent statements about when he first saw his wife after hearing a ‘popping sound’ in the bathroom.
Truman’s second trial wrapped up Thursday, and the jury went straight into deliberations. Jurors resumed their work Friday morning.
ABC 4 Utah will post updates on the verdict as soon as it comes down.