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Judge tosses Conrad Truman’s lawsuit against Orem police, prosecutors over his murder trial

Posted at 5:50 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 19:51:23-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Orem man who was originally convicted — then acquitted — of his wife’s death.

In a ruling handed down on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Ted Stewart dismissed Conrad Truman’s lawsuit and sided with Orem police and Utah County prosecutors.

“There is no evidence from which a reasonable jury could conclude that Defendant manufactured, fabricated, or withheld material evidence,” the judge wrote.

Truman was accused in the 2012 shooting death of his wife, Heidy. He was originally convicted of murder, but then re-tried after newly discovered evidence was found. In his second trial in 2016, Truman was acquitted. His attorneys argued Heidy Truman shot herself.

Truman filed the lawsuit a year later alleging he was illegally detained and that Utah County prosecutors used fabricated or misleading evidence against him. In the ruling, the judge disagreed.

Read the judge’s ruling here: