Accused comics shop owner Michael George is attempting legal maneuverings to go free on bond while he awaits trial for the murder of his wife,the Tribune-Democrat reports. They say he is not a danger to the community. From reading the story one can infer that the new evidence that caused the case to be reopened was a phone call which placed George at the comics shop just before his then-wife was slain, execution style. George claims to have been home with his mother at the time. George’s lawyer brought word of his client’s mood:

Marlinga said George has recovered from the shock of his arrest and is optimistic he will be cleared. “His spirits have greatly improved,” Marlinga said. “He really feels confident.”