The Denver Post
A Boulder judge this afternoon denied Molly Midyette a new trial on her role in the death of her 10-week-old son in 2006.
"Ms. Midyette had a full and fair trial in December 2008, and the public should know that Colorado trial procedures are very fair to a defendant in a criminal case," Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett told the Boulder Daily Camera.
During a nine-day hearing that ended Thursday, Midyette's lawyers said she was denied a fair trial because she was unable to defend herself, because she was afraid of her husband and his wealthy family. She accused her former mother-in-law of altering evidence and lying to the grand jury in the case.
Now divorced, Midyette was still married to Alex Midyette at the time of her trial in 2008. Alex Midyette was later convicted of criminally negligent child abuse resulting in death for causing 20 broken bones that caused the death of Jason Midyette.
Molly Midyette was convicted of child abuse resulting in death for failing to get help for the child in time.
They both received sentences of 16 years in prison.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
The Denver Post