UPDATE: Anderson Conviction Upheld

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UPDATE 2/10/2014 6:00 PM

A murder conviction is upheld for John Anderson.

Anderson was convicted in January for the 2010 murder of Willard Wright.

The Supreme Court decided to uphold the conviction.

It's not exactly what the judge wanted, but John Anderson is sentenced as the jury directed.

Anderson was convicted in January for the 2010 murder of Willard Wright.

The jury at that time recommended he be eligible for parole after serving 15 years.

But Judge Robert Waters Monday said he hopes Anderson serves his entire sentence.

"Judge Waters gave his personal reccommendation be denied parole," said Anderson's attorney, Joe Munoz, "and that he be in jail for the rest of his life, but that's for the parole board to decide."

During the trial, Anderson's attorneys unsuccessfully argued Wright's own criminal past be included in the testimony.

The defense plans to appeal the jury's verdict.

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  • by charrise Location: Marietta on Mar 13, 2012 at 08:49 AM
    I beleive that John didnt get a fair trail according to his Attorney there was no evidence that should have convicted John, there was no blood no DNA of his or no knife so how can they find him guilty? and what people he knows said on the stand wouldnt that be hear say hell anyone can lie right? i think hes innocent. i think the jail and the judge have it in for him. ive seen it so many times people convicted who are innocent.
  • by Anonymous Location: Belpre, Ohio on Mar 13, 2012 at 06:57 AM
    He murdered someone and u are going to give him parole? I know someone who is being accused of murder not even enough evidence to prove he done it and he got lift no parole....hows that fair?
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