New Trial for Michael Blagg? Judge Set to Rule on Motion

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

We are one step closer to learning whether or not convicted murderer Michael Blagg will get a new trial.

In a hearing Friday at the Mesa County Courthouse a judge set a date for a hearing on the latest attempt by Michael Blagg's attorneys to get a new trial.

In 2004, a jury convicted Blagg of murdering his wife, Jennifer, in their Redlands home. The couple's six-year–old daughter, Abby, is still missing and presumed dead.

Defense attorneys say one of the jurors who convicted Blagg had bad eyesight and they're questioning the fact that the juror did not report the problem.

Prosecutors have argued that is not enough to re-do the whole trial.

Blagg is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

The two day hearing on the motion for a new trial is set for January.

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  • by kelly Location: scott on Jan 5, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    Why wouldn't he go look for them EVERYDAY possible? He said "they" told him to not go and look. 1st-who is "they", 2nd-if that was my family, no one would be able to stop me from looking, and 3rd-I would be totally devastated, not having smiles on my face. I believe he did this and he will have to live with it forever!!
  • by Jennifer Location: uk on Dec 2, 2010 at 12:42 AM
    He should not have a new trial, he is guilty he showed no emotion throughout the trial. There is absolutely no need for murder he should have just walked away HE is NOT god. Only god HIMSELF him can say who lives and dies Blagg is a cold blooded murderer and deserves to stay where he is.
  • by sam Location: london england on Nov 17, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    read the book taken from home they did not suspect him straight away but any detective would be rubbish if they did not suspect him i think he did it to many things point to him sad s o b
  • by star Location: portland on Sep 30, 2010 at 04:48 PM
    i think michael blagg is a sorry excuse for a man and for that matter i am not the only one his felow inmates think so too. i dont think he should ever be allowed to even file an appeall he knows what he has done. and to you michael blagg you shell rot in the burnig walls of hell for the brutal crime you have done.
  • by Lynne Location: UK on Jun 30, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    I have no doubt her murdered his wife because she was going to leave him. The quiet well mannered ones are the ones to watch for! I don't think his daughters body went in the dump, it was not her he was angry at. I think he would have buried her somewhere nicer. One thing I know for sure he will never admit it. The family will never find out where the little girl is. Shame really as that is all they need to know so they can lay it all to rest.
  • by Steve Location: Indiana on Jun 15, 2010 at 04:48 PM
    As a father, I would like to think he is innocent. What a terrible injustice if this is the case. One thing I must say, though, is that if my little girl was missing, I would go to bed crying every night, and he has never seemed emotionally distraught. Still, he does not fit the bill, to me, to have done these horrible crimes.
  • by Mike on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM
    You're right Mark. The mother-in law didn't like Blagg, so she killed her own daughter and granddaughter to punish him. Classic.
  • by Steven Location: Macon,Ga on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:20 PM
    I personally know and worked with Micheal. When he came back to Georgia. He worked with us for several months before we found out what he was charged with. I don't know if he did it or not but the Micheal I knew was friendly never once did we hear a cuss come out of his mouth. It is hard for me fathom that he could ever commit such a crime and everyone that works with would agree.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:53 AM
    of course he is guilty
  • by mark Location: usa on Jul 25, 2009 at 11:22 PM
    I just noticed that from the getgo they always assumed it was Michael Blagg. I never heard of the police investigating to see if maybe, just maybe someone else could have commited the crime. Also, some murderers are smart. What if the murderer was someone who knew Blagg and set him up by taking the bodies and purposely smearing the van? It could have been a family member who got their hands on his wife's keys. After all, after watching the case on tv, I got the vibe that the mother in law never liked him. Another thing was that I noticed, wtf is up with the mother SUDDENLY claiming that he chocked his wife 10 years ago? If it were true, that should have been the first thing out of her mouth when she was questioned before trial not during. Also blood was never found inside the car, but on the outside ridges and stuff. Doesn't make any sense does it? To me it sounds like he was set up by another family member.
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