Convicted Killer's Case Back In Court

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) -- The case of Michael Blagg, the Grand Junction man convicted in 2004 of killing his wife Jennifer, resurfaced in a Denver appellate court on Tuesday.

Although Blagg was not in the court of appeals, attorneys with the Colorado Public Defender's Office and Attorney General's Office were both given 15 minutes to argue in defense of the original decision, or to have it overturned.

Blagg's appointed attorney did ask the court to consider reversal, citing problems with admissible evidence, expert witness testimony and motive.

The Attorney General representative did argue that the Mesa County District Attorney's Office did present a case and established a motive that proved Blagg's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

There was no decision made following the arguments so Blagg will remain behind bars.

In November 2001, Blagg's wife Jennifer and 6-year-old daughter Abby were reported missing by Michael, but in June the following year, Jennifer's body was found at the Mesa County Landfill.

Blagg was arrested and two years later was convicted on first-degree murder charges. Abby, who would be 12 now, is still missing and presumed dead.