Syracuse, N.Y. - A divided court has overturned the conviction of Robert Neulander.
Neulander was found guilty of trying to cover up killing his wife Leslie in their DeWitt home in 2012.
The appellate court decision overturned the murder conviction based on juror misconduct. A slim majority found that the trial judge Thomas J. Miller incorrectly affirmed the guilty verdict despite admitted juror misconduct. A juror received several messages from family members and acquaintances telling her she should find Neulnader guilty.
As it stands now, Neulander will be returned to Syracuse for a retrial. Neulander, now 66, was sentenced in 2015.