Conviction Upheld

Casper, Wy – The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the
murder conviction of an Evansville woman for shooting her husband
in 1977.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Wyoming's highest court has
ruled that Rita Humphrey was not denied a speedy trial.
Justice Michael Golden wrote in an opinion released Monday that
while a delay occurred in bringing Humphrey to trial, the length of
delay wasn't unreasonable.
Humphrey was charged with first-degree murder for the death of
Jack Humphrey, whose body was found on a bed in the couple's
Evansville home on Nov. 23, 1977. A jury in 2006 found her guilty
of second-degree murder, a lesser charge.