MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a conviction in the 1980 murder of a 19-year-old.
A jury convicted Curtis Forbes, of Randolph, of first degree murder and he was sentenced to life in prison for the beating and stabbing death of Marilyn McIntyre.
Forbes appealed the conviction, arguing the lower court should not have allowed a statement from his wife that she had seen blood on his shirt. The 4th District Court of Appeals wrote Thursday that any error in admitting the statement was harmless because the jury was likely to have reached the same verdict without the statement.
The appellate court also rejected Forbes' argument that he should have been allowed to present more evidence implicating McIntyre's husband.
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