KENOSHA — The Wisconsin man convicted of fatally poisoning his wife with antifreeze will be retried.
The state Department of Justice says it will not take Mark Jensen’s case to the U.S. Supreme Court, setting up a retrial in Kenosha County.
Jensen won an appeal that overturned his 2008 conviction, but has remained behind bars until the state decided how to proceed in the case.
The state Attorney General’s office said Thursday, December 31st prosecutors in Kenosha County will retry Jensen in the 1998 death of his wife, Julie, in Pleasant Prairie. Jensen is scheduled for a bond hearing in Kenosha County on Wednesday, January 6th where he will ask for his release pending the retrial.
Jensen’s attorney successfully argued that a letter Julie Jensen wrote before her death implicating her husband should not have been allowed as evidence.