Closing arguments expected in Michael Blagg trial

GOLDEN, Colo. — Closing arguments are planned Monday in the second murder trial of a man accused of killing his wife in Mesa County.

Michael Blagg was convicted of murder in Jennifer Blagg’s death in 2004 but his conviction was overturned 10 years later after the judge learned a juror concealed her experience with domestic violence in order to serve on the jury.

Blagg’s latest trial is being held in Jefferson County because of concerns about finding an impartial jury.

Blagg’s lawyers claim a child predator killed Jennifer Blagg and kidnapped the couple’s daughter, Abby. She disappeared and has never been found.