San Augustine Jury Finds Woman Not Guilty Of Murdering Her Husband

Published: Aug. 18, 2005 at 2:10 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2005 at 2:39 PM CDT
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by Stuart Burson

A San Augustine county woman on trial for killing her husband has been found not guilty. Nina Conner was accused of shooting Williard Connor to death two years ago.

She claimed it was self defense, calling her relationship with her husband an abusive one. She said she had to do it or she would have been dead. The jury agreed.

"We were very pleased that the jury agreed with us that this extreme case of domestic violence justified the use of deadly force. It's a tragedy that a life was taken, but it came down to who's life it would be," says Defense Attorney Tim James.

The jury deliberated for nine hours Wednesday before reaching that verdict.