Port Angeles man awaits trial after sentence reversal
A Washington man whose murder conviction and death sentence were reversed by the state’s high court is in Clallam County jail as he awaits a new trial.
Darold Stenson was charged in Clallam County last week with two counts of aggravated murder in connection with the 1993 slaying of his wife, Denise, and a business partner, Frank Hoerner, at the Stensons’ exotic bird farm.
The Peninsula Daily News reported that Superior Court Judge Ken Williams on Friday ordered the 59-year-old man held without bail. Stenson’s next court date is Tuesday.
In May, the state’s high court reversed his 1994 convictions, citing the withholding of evidence from the defense by prosecutors. The decision is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Associated Press