ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - UPDATE: A judge has denied bond for the Isleworth millionaire Bob Ward.
ORIGINAL STORY: Attorneys for the Isleworth millionaire convicted of killing his wife are expected back in court on Monday.
Bob Ward is appealing his latest conviction and on Monday, his attorneys asked the judge to let him out of jail on bond during the appeal process.
Ward is serving 30 years in prison, as he was convicted twice in the 2009 death of his wife, Diane Ward. Ward was originally convicted of the second-degree murder in 2011, also being sentenced to 30 years in prison. However, the trial judge overturned this verdict and Ward stood trial a second time in February 2018. The new jury also found him guilty, but of a lesser charge of manslaughter with a firearm. In June, Ward was once again sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Prosecutors say that the couple had argued the night that Diane Ward died. Ward called authorities, telling them that it was an accident. Ward's attorney argues that Diane had been drinking and taking pills and killed herself.
While Ward awaited his second trial, he was out of jail on a $1 million bond. His attorneys asked for a similar situation while his case is appealed, but the hearing was put on hold after Ward's sister-in-law -- who was set to testify -- got stuck in traffic.