GILLETTE, Wyo. — Bail has been set at $2 million for a man whose second-degree murder conviction was overturned after prosecutors agreed the jury at his initial trial was given erroneous instructions.
The Gillette News Record reports (https://goo.gl/YZU1DE ) 24-year-old Todd Sindelar remains in jail and has requested a public defender in the new case. He is due back in court Oct. 18.
Sindelar was sentenced to 48 years in prison for the Nov. 28, 2013, death of 25-year-old Matthew Boyer. He was arrested in South Dakota after a high-speed chase and told investigators he shot Boyer in self-defense.
Sindelar appealed his sentence, claiming prosecutors wrongly instructed the jury to consider his flight from the state after the killing.
Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com