by Sheila Gardner
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September 7, 2012
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'Bad decision' or ineffective counsel?

District Judge Dave Gamble is deliberating whether the attorney for a murderer made a "bad decision" in handling her defense or is guilty of ineffective counsel that resulted in her conviction.

If Gamble decides the latter, Karen Bodden is seeking a new trial in the six-year-old murder of her husband Rob.

Gamble heard testimony Wednesday and Thursday from the attorneys who represented Bodden, two of her children, a forensic psychiatrist, former customers of her pond business, and a retired defense attorney who is an expert in trial strategy.

James E. Wilson, now a Carson City District Court judge, testified that …

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