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Mullis Files Second Motion For New Trial

An Earlville man convicted of killing his wife with a corn rake has filed a second motion for a new trial. In September a jury found 43 year old Todd Mullis guilty of first degree murder in the death of his wife Amy in November of 2018. Todd Mullis claimed his wife died as the result of a farm accident.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 17th in Delaware County. A first degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. In his latest filing, Mullis’ attorneys say he deserves a new trial because his attorney at the time “blatantly disregarded his specific guidance” to not acknowledge that Amy Mullis’ death was due to homicide. His attorneys further state that Mullis’ previous attorney failed to inform him that he could refuse to testify during his trial.

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