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Smith argues she didn't get a fair trial

WY Supreme Court hears appeal on conviction as accomplice to the death of Doug Haar

 

October 1, 2020



The Wyoming Supreme Court convened on Wednesday to consider Marty Smith’s appeal against her conviction as an accomplice to the death of local man Doug Haar in 2018. Justices will now decide whether to overturn the jury’s guilty verdict on felony counts of accessory before the fact to involuntary manslaughter and to aggravated assault and battery.

Smith was sentenced to up to 18 years in jail after the verdict. However, Senior Assistant Appellate Counsel Desiree Wilson argued during the hearing that she was not given a fair trial.

Wilson’s argument centers on the instructions that wer...



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