A woman who insisted that she did not know her husband was growing marijuana in the basement of the home they had shared since 1979 should not forfeit her full half interest in the home, a federal appellate court has ruled.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday vacated a decision ordering Kathleen M. von Hofe to forfeit her interest in the couple’s $248,000 Branford, Conn. home.

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