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CASPER — A lawyer for Rita Ann Humphrey, who was convicted in March of second-degree murder in the 1977 shooting death of her husband, has asked a judge to let her out on bond while her case is appealed.

Attorney Michael Krampner, who represented Humphrey at trial, has filed papers asking that Humphrey be released from custody on bond. A judge has scheduled a hearing Aug. 4 on her bond request and on her request that a public defender be appointed to represent her on appeal.

A jury convicted Humphrey of second-degree murder in the Nov. 23, 1977, shooting of Jack Humphrey at the couple's home in Evansville.

Following her conviction, Humphrey had remained free on bond until her June 16 sentencing hearing. She was sentenced to 25 to 40 years in prison.

In his motion, Krampner stated that Humphrey is "neither a flight risk nor a danger to the community or anyone in it."

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