Judge Denies Inman II New Trial

By
Bethany Venable
Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Jul 11, 2012 2:53 pm

A Hocking County judge has denied a new trial for a man who last month was convicted of murdering his wife.

According to the Hocking County Sheriff's Office, Common Pleas Court Judge John Wallace will not grant William Inman II a new trial.
 
Wallace heard arguments Tuesday from Inman's attorneys. 
 
His attorneys had filed a motion claiming a witness' criminal background was not disclosed before he testified against their client.
 
They say the new information tarnishes the credibility of the witness.
 
Wallace said the evidence against Inman was overwhelming and there was no indication the verdict would have been different even if jurors had disregarded the witness' testimony.
 
The prosecutor didn't immediately return a call for comment.
 
Jurors had recommended a life sentence without possibility of parole for Inman.
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