Where does Sandra Melgar’s case go from here? She is fighting her conviction, but an appeal is a long process and doesn’t guarantee she will get out of prison. And as one law expert told us, going through the appeals court isn’t the best way to prove a wrongful conviction. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit
As Sandra’s family and friends deal with the cold reality of her sitting in prison, they question the motives thrown out by the prosecutor. They begin writing letters to the judge pleading for a new trial. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit
After a three-week trial, it took a jury eight hours to convict Sandra Melgar of murdering her husband. Sandra shrieked and nearly collapsed into her seat in the courtroom when the judge read the verdict. How was she found guilty? This week, we hear from prosecutor Colleen Barnett, blood-spatter expert Celestina Rossi, and the jury foreman. They all agree: Sandra did it. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit
As crime scene investigators process the Melgar home, Sandra is taken to the police station to give a statement.That’s when detectives begin to suspect she’s the killer. For three hours they interrogate her about everything from the time she and Jim got home to when she woke up the next morning, tied up and bound in the closet. Read more about the murder case against Sandra Melgar: on.khou.com/didshedoit.