RITENOUR TESTIMONY TO BE HEARD AT RETRIAL

Ritenour Testimony to be Heard at Retrial

Testimony from Alicia Ritenour’s first trial for murder will be heard in her re-trial next month.  Ritenour is accused of killing her 18-month-old daughter Ava in 2014.  Last year, a judge ruled that Ritenour had ineffective counsel and ordered a new trial.  On Tuesday (8/27), Judge Myron Gookin ruled that while Ritenour’s defense attorney could have been better, that attorney did his best to keep Ritenour from testifying in the first trial.  Because she did so willingly, Judge Gookin allowed Ritenour’s testimony from the first trial to be used in the re-trial. 

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