Grand Junction man denied bail pending retrial in wife's death; 1st conviction was overturned


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GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — Grand Junction TV station KKCO reports ( ) a judge has ordered a man jailed without bond pending retrial in his wife's shooting death.

After Michael Blagg's conviction was thrown out last year, Judge David Bottger had ruled the case had reverted to its pretrial status, including the reinstatement of a $500,000 bail. Monday, Bottger said he had erred and was now ordering Blagg held without bond.

Blagg was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2004 in the 2001 death of Jennifer Blagg. The judge later determined a juror lied when she said she had never experienced domestic violence because she wanted to sit in judgment of Blagg.

The Blaggs' 6-year-old daughter was reported missing in 2002 and is presumed dead. No charges were filed in her disappearance.

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