WHO-TV // Terri Supino has been acquitted on two counts of first-degree murder in the killing of her estranged husband and his girlfriend in 1983.
On Friday, jurors returned the not verdict. Supino was accused of killing her estranged husband, Steven Fisher and his girlfriend, Melisa Gregory in 1983. The killings became known as the Copper Dollar Ranch murders.
Jurors began deliberations on Thursday afternoon.
During closing arguments Thursday, prosecutors painted a picture of Supino as a jealous wife who just snapped. But the defense told jurors, Supino was only arrested after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, after failing to solve the case for more than 30-years, called the TV show “Cold Justice” for help. The defense said Supino was only arrested because the TV show needed a good ending.
A special agent with the Iowa DCI testified that there was no physical evidence, such as fingerprints; blood or DNA material that directly links Supino to the murder.
The jury began deliberations at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday after 10-days of testimony. The trial was moved to Waterloo because of pre-trial publicity.