Houston man convicted of killing his pregnant wife exonerated

After long proceedings in which 30 witnesses testified and over 200 pieces of evidence were examined, District Judge Larry Gist ruled the murder conviction of 48-year-old Houston, Texas resident David Mark Temple be overturned. Temple is currently serving a life sentence for allegedly killing his pregnant wife, a high school teacher who was seven months pregnant, back in 2009.

Five of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ nine judges affirmed Gist’s findings, while three dissented, and one abstained. Temple’s legal counsel, Dick DeGuerin, welcomed the development, amid his growing concerns about the speed of the case. DeGuerin said “I was still concerned because it had taken so long. It’s been a year.” He said he will try to get Temple released on bond and that Temple is “extremely happy and relieved and hopeful that he can be home by at least Christmas.”

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