It was a San Diego murder case involving a meth-addicted county toxicologist, her secret affair with her boss and a rose petal-covered crime scene evocative of the iconic “American Beauty.” Now it’s an appeal hinging on the results of new lab tests.

Kristin Rossum, who worked in the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office when prosecutors alleged she poisoned her husband to death in 2000, has a new shot at habeas corpus relief after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that her trial counsel was unconstitutionally ineffective.

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