Old murder case resurfaces
Convicted murderer Calvin Shane Myers recently filed a motion to have his right to appeal reinstated with the Third District Court in Summit County.
The 41-year-old pled guilty to aggravated murder in 1996 for killing his pregnant girlfriend, Irene Christensen. According to court documents, Myers stabbed Christensen multiple times, almost decapitating her. A snowmobiler discovered her body near the reservoir at Rockport State Park in December of 1994.
Myers was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole.
On July 28, Myers filed a motion to have his right to appeal reinstated. Typically, an appeal needs to be filed within 30 days of being sentenced.
Myers appeared in court in early November and was appointed public defender John Johnson.
Johnson said he is not familiar enough with the case to make any comments.
A status hearing is set for sometime in December.
Summit County Chief Prosecutor Matt Bates said Myers’ motion may not hold up in court.
"We’ll see where it goes," Bates said. "But if I were his attorney, I would not be very optimistic about it."
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