by Lori Tipton
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A judge has dismissed the indictment of an Anchorage man charged with murdering his wife.
James Wease, 66, was arrested in December 2007 after his wife, 43-year-old Dana Sena-Wease, was found dead near Turnagain Pass.
Wease was indicted by a grand jury last October on charges of first and second degree murder and three counts of tampering with physical evidence.
Wease recently asked Judge Philip Volland to dismiss the indictment, arguing that there was misconduct by the state prosecutor who closed their arguments to the grand jury with an Anchorage Police investigator's opinion that Wease killed his wife.
In the judge's ruling, he agreed that there was misconduct by the assistant district attorney and dismissed the indictment.
According to Anchorage District Attorney Adrienne Bachman, prosecutors will seek another indictment.
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