Gordon Weaver sentenced again in wife's 1999 death
Gordon Weaver, who's now been convicted twice of killing his wife in 1999 at their White Bear Lake home, has been sentenced -- again. The 53-year-old man will spend at least the next 18 years in prison.
Ramsey County Judge Salvador Rosas found Weaver guilty in February on two counts of unintentional second-degree murder, one involving arson and the other assault.
Weaver knocked his wife, Jean, unconscious during a fight in their home and set the house on fire, prosecutors said. After being indicted in 2000, he skipped bail and fled. He was arrested in Oregon in 2004 after his case was featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted," and was first convicted in 2005.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals granted Weaver a new trial in 2007 over questions about destroyed lab evidence. The second trial was heard by a judge at Weaver's own request