LOGAN -- A judge has denied a motion seeking a new trial for a man convicted of killing his estranged wife, who was found strangled in a southeast Ohio septic tank last year.
Hocking County Judge John Wallace issued the ruling Wednesday in the case of William Inman II. Inman was convicted last month of aggravated murder and other charges in 25-year-old Summer Inman's death and sentenced to life without parole.
The defense claimed a witness' criminal background was not disclosed before he testified against Inman. Inman's attorneys said the new information tarnished the witness' credibility.
The judge said the evidence against Inman was overwhelming and there was no indication the verdict would have been different even if jurors had disregarded the witness' testimony.
Inman's attorneys did not immediately return calls Wednesday.
The Associated Press