Court rejects Perry March's appeal of murder conviction

Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 6:41pm
Staff reports

A Court of Criminal Appeals Thursday rejected Perry March’s appeal of his conviction in the murder of his wife, Janet Levine March, after she disappeared in August 1996.

A Davidson County jury convicted March in August 2006 on second-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and destruction of evidence.

In his appeal, March claimed the trial court erred in admitting as evidence statements he made to Sgt. Pat Postiglione on Aug. 12, 2005, recorded jail conversations involving March, testimony concerning March’s conduct and a draft of March’s novel.

The Criminal Court of Appeals, however, affirmed the trial court's decision and found that March’s right to a fair trial was not affected.