4th Trial to be set a later date for man facing Incest charge in Hot Springs County

Written by on July 1, 2019

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports after proceedings last Friday–Justin Spence will face a 4th trial–at a later time.
Spence is charged with incest–a felony that alleges on July 4th or 5th of 2014–he molested a juvenile female.
Should the case go to trial, it will be the fourth for Spence on the charge. His first trial was cancelled due to a holiday conflict. His second was again rescheduled, after his defense attorney expressed concern he had not received all of the taped interviews of the alleged victim, and he was given time to review an interview.
The rescheduling of the second trial came after the alleged victim had been questioned about her relationship with Spence prior to and following the alleged incident, as well as how law enforcement and other agencies became involved.
The third trial, which lasted three days, saw a conviction by jury for Spence on the incest charge. Spence appealed the charge after being sentenced to 3 to 5 years at a Wyoming Department of Corrections facility on October 16th, 2017. Spence won appeal after the verdict was reversed and remanded. Spence remains free on $30,000 signature bond.


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