Las Vegas 'Black Widow' To Get New Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman convicted of killing her millionaire husband in one of Las Vegas' most high-profile murder cases will be
getting a new trial.

District Judge Sally Loehrer ruled Friday that attorneys for Margaret Rudin weren't properly prepared to defend her at her 2001 trial.

Rudin, who was dubbed the "black widow," was convicted of murder with a deadly weapon in the shooting death of her fifth husband. She was given a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

According to several lawyers on both sides of the case, Rudin's primary attorney, Michael Amador, did not present an effective defense.
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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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