(AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court has tossed out a murder conviction and ordered a new trial for a man accused of the gruesome 2017 stabbing death of his girlfriend.
The state’s high court in a split decision Friday ordered a new trial for 30-year-old Gregory Michael Davis.
The court found his trial attorney’s failure to object to confusing jury instructions cost Davis a fair trial.
Davis was convicted in 2018 of first-degree murder and other counts in the September 2017 death of 29-year-old Carrie Davis, whose body was found rolled in a blanket inside a trailer in Marion.
She had been stabbed 26 times.
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