Jacksonville man who killed wife in 1993 again appeals conviction, now claiming ineffective counsel
After an appeals court upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of Michael Haim in 2021, his new attorneys have filed another motion for post-conviction relief, saying he should get a new trial because of ineffective counsel in his first one.
WATCH LIVE: Jury hearing testimony in sentencing phase of Michael Haim trial
A man who prosecutors say killed his wife in 1993 because she had plans to leave him and take their young son is on trial for second-degree murder. The trial of Michael Haim started Monday at the Duval County Courthouse, more than a quarter century after his wife, Bonnie, disappeared from their home. By the end of the day, a jury of four men and four women were seated to hear the case. On Thursday, the accused took the stand as the final defense witness, saying he loved his wife and would not hurt her. Circuit Judge Stephen Whittington is presiding over the trial, which is expected to last the rest of the week.