A Pennsylvania man has been freed on nominal bail while awaiting retrial on charges of killing his wife and then faking an all-terrain vehicle accident to cover up the slaying a decade ago.
An appeals court earlier in the week upheld a York County judge’s decision in June to allow 49-year-old Joseph Fitzpatrick III to be freed on $1 bail.
Defense attorney Christopher Ferro said he was “ecstatic.”
York county prosecutors are mulling an appeal.
Fitzpatrick is accused of having drowned 43-year-old Annemarie Fitzpatrick in a creek in June 2012 and then telling police they crashed their ATV in the water.
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