Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- A Prescott stockbroker convicted of killing his ex-wife has been denied a new trial.

Attorneys for Steven DeMocker argued Wednesday that the evidence was insufficient to convict him of first-degree murder and other charges in the 2008 death of Carol Kennedy.

Judge Gary Donahoe says while the case was filled with conflicting evidence, jurors could construe beyond a reasonable doubt that DeMocker committed the crimes.

A mitigation hearing is scheduled for Jan. 24.

DeMocker took the stand earlier Wednesday in Yavapai County Superior Court as his attorneys argued that he improperly was interviewed by the jail commander. But DeMocker's testimony was short lived.

As a prosecutor waded into the criminal acts on cross-examination, DeMocker's attorney invoked his client's right to remain silent. DeMocker's previous testimony was stricken from the record.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.