Colorado Supreme Court ruling keeps Michael Blagg jailed for now


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GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — The Colorado Supreme Court says a man awaiting a new trial in the shooting death of his wife won't immediately be released on bond.

The Daily Sentinel ( ) reported Sunday that the seven-member court granted prosecutors' request for an emergency stay to keep 51-year-old Michael Blagg from posting bond. A judge on Thursday set a $500,000 bond for Blagg, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2004 in the death of Jennifer Blagg.

The conviction was thrown out in June after the judge determined a juror lied when she said she had never experienced domestic violence.

Prosecutors say the order letting Blagg post bond violated the state constitution. The Supreme Court gave Blagg's defense until Sept. 17 to argue against the stay.

Information from: The Daily Sentinel,

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