Lost Lover: A victory for Von Bulow

A victory for Von Bulow

The big smiles around the defense table in the Providence courtroom all but told the story. Judge Corinne Grande had just deflated one of the prosecution's main hopes in the retrial of Claus von Bulow for allegedly trying to kill his now comatose wife Martha ("Sunny") von Bulow in 1979 and again in 1980. The judge had ruled that the state could not offer the jury the 1982 testimony by ex-Soap Opera Actress Alexandra Isles, who helped convict her former lover in his first trial. Isles had testified that she had threatened to leave Von Bulow unless he divorced his wife,...

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