A Johnson City man convicted of killing his wife a decade ago would get a new trial based on a Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals decision issued today reversing his murder conviction and citing the local judge's errors.
Dale Larkin was convicted in 2011 of drowning his wife, Teri Larkin, in a bathtub inside their north Johnson City home in 2003. Larkin wasn’t charged until 2009 because Teri Larkin’s death was initially ruled an accident.
Convicted of first-degree murder, Larkin was serving a life sentence.
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