Roselle Man’s Murder Conviction Overturned

ROSELLE – An appeals court panel overturned the conviction of a 61-year-old Roselle man who authorities say stabbed his ex-wife to death outside an Elizabeth apartment in 2006, according to a Star-Ledger report.

Admir Ramalho was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 50 years in prison, but the appeals panel  ruled that the trial judge failed to properly instruct the jury about evidence of the defendant’s mental health, according to the report.

During the trial, Ramalho’s public defender presented testimony that his client suffered a delusional disorder.

The prosecution plans to retry the case, according to the report.

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