DENTON, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors have appealed a ruling that overturned a North Texas man's 2011 murder conviction in the case of his missing wife.
The Denton Record-Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1i8Rgkx ) on Monday reported Denton County prosecutors on Feb. 24 appealed to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in the case of Charles Stobaugh (STOH'-bah).
Stobaugh was sentenced to 25 years in prison but freed on bond after the January ruling by the 2nd Court of Appeals. The court cited a lack of evidence and overturned the jury's conviction of Stobaugh for the presumed death of his spouse, Kathy, days before their divorce became final.
She disappeared after visiting her husband in December 2004 at his farm near Sanger (SANG'-er). Her body hasn't been found.
An appeals attorney for Stobaugh didn't immediately return a message Tuesday.
Information from: Denton Record-Chronicle, http://www.dentonrc.com