Law enforcement, friends of Sherry Loehrlein react to overturned conviction

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Local law enforcement and friends of slain Vanderburgh County woman, Sherry Loehrlein are speaking out after the murder conviction of Clint Loehrlein was overturned last week.

Darla Utley, a longtime friend of Sherry Loehrlein says the decision to overturn the conviction based on juror misconduct is “only hurting Sherry’s parents who are elderly.” Utley also said she still believes Loehrlein will still spend the rest of his life behind bars, perhaps with a lesser sentence than the 150-year sentence he initially received.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says “I think we had overwhelming evidence against this person, it was so resoundingly clear, I don’t know of anything that could have distorted the jury’s mind once we presented the case because there was overwhelming evidence.”

Loehrlein’s attorney tells Eyewitness News he’s pleased the conviction was overturned because the juror acted dishonestly. An appeals court has ordered a retrial but no date has been set. The Vanderburgh County Prosector’s Office declined to comment.

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(This story was originally published on February 26, 2020.)

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