'Black Widow' jailed for killing rich husband has conviction vacated

Notorious Las Vegas ‘Black Widow’ 누가 보냈다 19 years in jail for killing millionaire husband for his money has murder conviction vacated because she had useless defense attorney

  • The notorious Las Vegas murder suspect dubbed ‘the Black Widowhad her murder conviction vacated Sunday after serving 19 years of a life sentence
  • Margaret Rudin, 78, had her conviction thrown out by a federal court on the grounds that her defense attorney during her 2001 trial was incompetent
  • Rudin was sentenced to life in prison in 2001 over the murder of her millionaire husband, whose body was found burned in the desert and shot in the head
  • Rudin’s 2001 '그리고 나는 …, Michael Amador, who delivered a botched performance in court, is said to have been negotiating media deals about the trial during it
  • A notorious 라스베가스 ‘블랙 위도우’ had a conviction for murdering her millionaire husband overturned because her defense attorney did such a bad job in court.

    Margaret Rudin’s 2001 conviction for the 1994 murder of real estate developer husband Ron Rudin, 78, was tossed by a judge in 네바다 일요일.

    그만큼 78 year-old spent close to 20 수년 뒤, and was freed in 2020, before the conviction was finally quashed at the weekend.

    밤, very grateful to God,’ Rudin Told the 라스베가스 리뷰 저널 월요일에, ‘I will be 79 years old at the end of this month so I am very, very grateful.

    Rudin’s conviction was tossed out on Sunday over the botched and incompetent defense her former attorney, Michael Amador, provided during the trial in 2001.

    Amador’s antics during Rudin’s trial became as notorious as his client. He negotiated media rights to the case-story and reportedly attempted to write a book about the case while defending Rudin, was accused of leaking information to tabloids, failed to interview or prepare witnesses before the trial, and delivered a woefully unprepared performance in court.

    ‘Even putting the allegations of a serious conflict of interest by Amador to the side, Rudin clearly was denied effective assistance of counsel due to the extreme lack of trial preparation by Amador and his ensuing self-absorbed, ill-prepared, and incompetent representation at trial,’ 우리. District Judge Richard Boulware wrote in the ruling to throw out Rudin’s conviction.

    Rudin was convicted in 2001 에 대한 1994 murder of her 78-year-old husband Ron Rudin, a real estate developer worth at least $8million at the time of his death. Ron was found shot in the head in the couple’s bed, amidst preparations to divorce Margaret.

    His corpse was locked in a trunk, burned and dumped in the Mohave Desert.

    Margaret Rudin, 78, the notorious Las Vegas murder suspect dubbed 'the Black Widow,' had her murder conviction vacated Sunday after serving 19 years of a life sentence

    Margaret Rudin, 78, the notorious Las Vegas murder suspect dubbed ‘the Black Widow,’ had her murder conviction vacated Sunday after serving 19 years of a life sentence








    Rudin was first indicted for the murder of her husband in 1997 after police interviewed a handyman who said she hired him to clean up the a bloodied mattress and carpet in Rudin’s home.

    Margaret’s husband had gone missing in December of 1994 while he was making preparations to divorce her, and a month later his burned remains were found in the desert in an antique trunk that was proved to have been purchased by Margaret.

    Police searched the Rudin home and found evidence of blood spatter in the couple’s bedroom, and it was determined Ron had been shot in the head at least four times by his own gun.

    Rudin fled Nevada following her indictment, hiding out in Revere, 매사추세츠 주, until she was apprehended in 1999.

    Margaret Rudin and her Husband Ron Rudin in a photo from before his murder. Ron was preparing to divorce his wife when he went missing in 1994

    Margaret Rudin and her Husband Ron Rudin in a photo from before his murder. Ron was preparing to divorce his wife when he went missing in 1994

    Margaret and Ron Rudin before Ron's murder. Ron was a real estate developer worth at least $8million at the time of his death. His burned remains were found to have been shot 4 타임스

    Margaret and Ron Rudin before Ron’s murder. Ron was a real estate developer worth at least $8million at the time of his death. His burned remains were found to have been shot 4 타임스

    Prosecutors argued that Rudin had murdered her husband before he could divorce her to keep his multimillion-dollar assets. She was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 년 2001.

    She was released on parole in 2020 after serving nearly 20 연령, while insisting that she was innocent.

    ‘I want to be free to travel if I choose to on a passport,’ Rudin said when she was released from prison, ‘I want to be able to vote. I want to be able to do all the things I was able to do before Ron was murdered. And I did not do it.

    A federal judge granted Rudin a writ of habeas corpus on Sundayvacating the murder convictionon the grounds that her 2001 defense attorney, Michael Amador, had provided ineffective assistance during her trial.

    Ron's charred remains were found in the Nevada desert inside the burned remnants of an antique trunk (위). The trunk was proven to have been purchased by Margaret

    Ron’s charred remains were found in the Nevada desert inside the burned remnants of an antique trunk (위). The trunk was proven to have been purchased by Margaret

    Margaret Rudin and her defense attorney, Michael Amador (왼쪽), during her 2001 시도. Rudin's conviction was thrown out over the inadequate defense provided by Amador in 2001

    Margaret Rudin and her defense attorney, Michael Amador (왼쪽), during her 2001 시도. Rudin’s conviction was thrown out over the inadequate defense provided by Amador in 2001

    Defense attorney Michael Amador (왼쪽) gave a famously poor performance in court during Rudin's 2001 시도. He was said to have been negotiating media deals for the trial-story during it

    Defense attorney Michael Amador (왼쪽) gave a famously poor performance in court during Rudin’s 2001 시도. He was said to have been negotiating media deals for the trial-story during it

    The famously incompetent Michael Amador

    The famously incompetent Michael Amador

    Clark County must now decide whether to appeal the ruling or retry Rudin for murder.

    ‘It’s been a long journey and I’m very happy the court made the decision they did because I think it was the proper decision,’ Rudin’s new attorney, Greg Mullanax said, ‘It is unfortunate it came out after she’s served her sentence in prison because this has been bouncing around the courts ever since 2001. It is still what we were seeking: a new trial and vacating of the conviction, and that’s what we got. I’m happy a court finally looked at this and saw what happened.

    ‘The trial was a travesty,’ 그는 덧붙였다

    Rudin was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 연령. She was released on parole after serving nearly 20 년 2020. 위, Rudin at the time of her parole

    Rudin was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 연령. She was released on parole after serving nearly 20 년 2020. 위, Rudin at the time of her parole