SJC Rejects Greineder's New Trial Request
Wellesley man accused of murdering his wife in '99 requested a new trial, a request which Massachusetts' highest court denied.
The request for a new trial in the Greineder case has been denied by the Commonwealth's highest court.
Dirk Greineder, who was convicted of killing his wife, Mabel Greineder, in 1999, requested a new trial. His lawyers were trying to get a new trial on the grounds that Greineder's constititutional right to face his accuser was denied. In November, we reported that the court was to hear his appeal.
A slip opinion posted on the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court website earlier today indicated that the court has denied his motion for a new trial.
The high court rejected the same argument two years ago on a previous appeal. But in the meantime, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Massaschusetts' High Court's previous ruling.