A jury of his peers found Mark Jensen guilty of the 1998 murder of his wife Julie. The prosecution told a story about a man who could never forget his wife’s early 1990’s affair and terrorized her for years. He poisoned her to death with anti-freeze. It took the Jury only about 8 hours to unanimously find the 63-year-old man guilty.
The jury entered the courtroom and the jury foreman handed the bailiff the verdict form. The bailiff gave the form to the judge. The judge read the verdict, guilty of intentional homicide.
Jensen’s face didn’t seem to change when he heard the word “guilty” for the second time in 15 years. Jensen was then taken into custody and he left the courtroom with the same demeanor he had the last 16 days of court.
Judge Angelina Gabriele, who previously served as a prosecutor on the first Jensen trial, let out a sigh of relief and a few tears as she heard the verdict. She gave hugs to her former boss and friend, Bob Jambois and his wife.
In a short press conference following the verdict, Special Prosecutor Jambois expressed frustration that Julie’s letter was not allowed to be introduced into the trial. He said that Julie deserved to be heard. He thanked his co-counsel, Kenosha County DDA Carli McNeill and his wife Bev.
Jensen will be sentenced on April 14, 2023 at 10 am. Jambois said he will ask for no possibility of parole.
Here are some photos of Julie Jensen provided to us by Julie’s older brother, Larry Griffin: