SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man whose murder conviction was overturned in his wife’s death is suing police and prosecutors who pursued the case.
Conrad Truman said in the suit filed Wednesday that authorities used false and misleading evidence to arrest and imprison him in the years after her 2012 death.
The suit filed against Orem police and Utah County prosecutors seeks unspecified damages.
Truman was convicted of murder in the fatal shooting, but a judge later overturned the verdict due to faulty police measurements of the Truman house. Judge Samuel McVey said the incorrect evidence wrongly undermined the defense position she shot herself.
Truman was acquitted in a second trial.
Deputy Utah County Attorney Tim Taylor says the judge found that the wrong measurements were a mistake, not an intentional effort to mislead.