Prosecutor Will Not Retry Dale Helmig

8 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, August 14 2011 Aug 14, 2011 Sunday, August 14, 2011 12:06:00 PM CDT August 14, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

LINN, Mo. (AP) -- A central Missouri prosecutor says she won't retry a man who served 14 years of a life sentence for his mother's killing before a judge overturned the conviction.

Fifty-four-year-old Dale Helmig has always maintained his innocence in the death of Norma Helmig, whose body was found in the Osage River in 1993 tied to concrete block. A judge reversed the conviction last year, calling the trial tainted and suggesting the woman's husband was a likely suspect.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reports Osage County prosecutor Amanda Grellner has decided to dismiss the case against Dale Helmig for now, leaving Helmig a free man.

But the prosecutor also notes that there's no statute of limitations for murder. Grellner says the charges could be refiled if new evidence comes to light.

 

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