Day 2: Blagg in court wanting re-trial

By: Lizz Marrs Email
By: Lizz Marrs Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - Michael Blagg was back in court on Tuesday, Jan. 12, for day two of his re-trial hearing.

In 2004, Blagg was convicted of murdering his wife, and now his defense is asking for a re-trial.

The defense argues that juror Marilyn Charlesworth did not disclose important medical information in the jury selection process.

On day two, Charlesworth took the stand to defend herself. She said she did not consider herself to have limited vision, even though she never had vision in her left eye.

She did admit to asking to move to the front row during opening statements in the trial, but the bailiff, Shirley Kreutzer, said after Charlesworth moved to the front row there appeared to be no more vision problems.

The hearing will continue Wednesday, when the judge is expected to make a decision whether there will be a re-trial.

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