The state’s high court is refusing to give another look to a central Iowa murder case. The Iowa Supreme Court Tuesday denied a request from the Iowa Attorney General’s office to review a ruling that threw out hours of videotaped statements made by a Boone woman accused of helping plot to kill her husband.
Last March, the Iowa Court of Appeals banned from trial hours of statements Jessica Hill made to authorities. The decision came after prosecutors asked for a review of a Boone County District Court’s ruling granting Hill’s motion to suppress. Her lawyer argued that Hill was in custody without being read her rights.
Hill was charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of her husband, Michael Hill. He was found fatally shot on May 28th, 2007, on a sheep farm near Ogden.