SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge has refused to lower bail for an Orem man accused of killing his wife to collect nearly $878,000 in life insurance policies.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports Fourth District Judge Samuel McVey rejected a request Monday from lawyers for 31-year-old Conrad Mark Truman, keeping bail at $1 million.
Truman is charged with murder in the September 2012 shooting death of Heidy Truman at the couple's home. He was arrested in July.
Attorneys argued that Conrad Truman wouldn't flee if bail was lowered, but the judge said public safety is most important.
Charging documents show Conrad Truman's accounts of the killing were inconsistent from the start. He first said his wife had been shot through a window by a person outside. He later said she may have committed suicide.