Ohio

Ohio ex-cop leaves jail after posting bond in 2005 case

FILE - This Friday March 18, 2005 file photo shows former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton listening as he is given the maximum sentence in the shooting death of his wife in Warren County Court in Lebanon, Ohio. The attorney for Barton, a former police official wants a judge to set bail for him in southwest Ohio after a federal court threw out his 2005 conviction on charges from his wife's slaying in a botched burglary. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

FILE - This Friday March 18, 2005 file photo shows former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton listening as he is given the maximum sentence in the shooting death of his wife in Warren County Court in Lebanon, Ohio. The attorney for Barton, a former police official wants a judge to set bail for him in southwest Ohio after a federal court threw out his 2005 conviction on charges from his wife's slaying in a botched burglary. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)  (The Associated Press)

A former suburban Ohio police official who has spent more than a decade behind bars for his wife's death has been released from jail nearly a month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to reinstate a 2005 manslaughter conviction.

WHIO-TV reports that former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton declined comment as he left jail shortly Friday afternoon.

A Warren County judge Thursday set bond at $350,000 for Barton, whose conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court last year.

The 60-year-old Barton faces a new trial Sept. 19.

Prosecutors say Vickie Barton died in a botched 1995 burglary that authorities said Thomas Barton paid to have staged.

Springboro is located near Dayton in southwest Ohio.