SIOUX FALLS, SD -
The South Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for Ken Huber, a former police chief convicted of killing his wife at their Highmore home.
The court said in an opinion issued Thursday that the judge erred by not allowing Huber's attorneys to call a witness to testify how the shooting could have been accidental.
Huber told investigators his pistol fired accidentally as he moved it from a bedroom dresser to a gun safe. Pam Huber was shot once in the forehead in October 2007
and died several days later in a hospital.
Huber was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder.
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