COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — A southern Michigan man who won a new trial after being convicted of killing his wife on their young son's birthday has been found not guilty.
Forty-two-year-old Tom Foley testified for several hours Thursday at the Branch County courthouse in Coldwater and denied killing his wife, Dee Dee Foley. A jury acquitted him Saturday.
The path for a new trial was cleared after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to take an appeal from the prosecutor.
Dee Dee Foley was a popular teacher in the Union City school district. The 41-year-old was fatally shot in 2009 in Branch County's Girard Township.