Murder conviction flawed, court says, tossing Williamson manís verdict
Claire Osborn American-Statesman Staff
11:26 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
Rex Nisbett was convicted of killing his wife, Vicki Lynn Nisbett, at their Anderson Mill apartment in 1991.
Appeals court rules that prosecutors didnít provide sufficient evidence that Rex Nisbett had killed his wife.
The state 3rd Court of Appeals has reversed the murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing his wife in 1991 in her Williamson County apartment.
Rex Nisbett was sentenced to 42 years in prison in 2014 after a jury found him guilty of the murder of 29-year-old Vicki Lynn Nisbett. Her body hasnít been found.
The courtís ruling Thursday said prosecutors failed to provide sufficient evidence that Rex Nisbett killed his wife. They were in the process of getting a divorce.
The 3rd Court of Appeals didnít make any ruling concerning Nisbettís innocence, said his lawyer, Keith Lauerman. He said the court simply reversed the murder conviction based on insufficient evidence.
Lauerman said he believes Rex Nisbett is innocent and was ďrelievedĒ by the courtís ruling. He said the jury disregarded the testimony of a witness who said he had seen Vicki Lynn Nisbett alive a few days after she was ďallegedly killed.Ē
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