POSTED: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 2:56am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 1:13am
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors have told jurors that a Texas woman convicted of stabbing her tied-up husband 193 times and burying him in their backyard falsified claims she was physically abused by her husband in order to cover up the crime
A new punishment trial began Monday for Susan Wright, who is being resentenced for the 2003 killing of her 34-year-old husband Jeffrey after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last year threw out her original punishment.
The court agreed with her appeals attorney that her trial lawyers were deficient by presenting a meager case during the punishment phase of her trial.
Testimony began after prosecutors presented their opening statements. Wright's attorneys declined to give an opening statement but they have contended their client killed her husband in self-defense after years of abuse.