Trial for Wisconsin man accused in 1984 homicide is delayed
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- The trial for a 56-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man accused of killing his wife in 1984 has been delayed.
The Stevens Point Journal Media reports (http://spjour.nl/1EM1G2e ) Joseph Reinwand was scheduled for trial in October, but a Portage County judge postponed it Friday after Reinwand's attorney asked for more time to go through evidence.
Court documents accuse Reinwand of killing 19-year-old Pamela Reinwand because he was angry that she ordered an expensive meal. He told investigators that she shot herself with a pistol.
Reinwand is serving life in prison for the shooting death of his daughter's ex-boyfriend, Dale Meister. His wife's case, which was originally ruled a suicide, was reopened after police discovered new evidence while investigating Meister's death.
The attorneys and the judge plan to meet to decide new trial dates.