A lawyer who is facing the prospect of losing her job after being convicted of murder in the 2014 shooting death of her husband has won a court order that allows her to remain on the job.
The order by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in San Antonio was upheld on Friday by a three-judge panel of the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
In a hearing in July, the appellate court upheld a lower court’s finding that the jury found that Jessica Paz, who worked as an attorney for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, did not commit the crime for which she was convicted.
Paz was also cleared of the other charges.
The district attorney had argued that Paz had no motive for killing her husband, John Boudreau, after the couple argued they were going to divorce.
In August, Paz and Boudrekau were found dead in a bedroom, with Paz wearing only a T-shirt and shorts, according to court records.
Paza had previously told a judge that she and Boutreau were going for a divorce.
She later said she was upset that Boudreau was taking a break from work to attend a memorial service for her husband.
She was sentenced to life in prison for her role in the slaying and has been on a suicide watch since her release.