A Hubei man jailed for killing his wife is eagerly waiting for the courts to reopen his murder trial now that the woman has turned up alive, his brother says. She Xianglin , 39, was sentenced to death in 1994 and 1995, but the sentence was commuted to 15 years' jail in 1998 for 'intentional murder'. His wife, Zhang Zaiyu , reappeared last month in Shandong , alive and remarried. She is reportedly suffering from a mental illness. Speaking from his home town yesterday, She Suolin said his brother was in frail health and had been receiving medical treatment at a local hospital since his release on bail last Friday. 'His health is much worse than before going to jail,' She Suolin said. The family is waiting for results of tests on She Xianglin's failing eyesight and numbness in his legs. Ms Zhang disappeared after a domestic dispute in 1994 and She Xianglin was detained on suspicion of killing her when a woman's body was found in a local reservoir. The body was so decomposed it could not be identified, but a local court found Mr She guilty of murder and sentenced him to death. The China Daily said yesterday that Mr She was coerced into confessing to murder and badly beaten in prison. Family members had appealed for Mr She to be released since he was sentenced. In 1995, She Suolin was sentenced to 41 days of administrative detention for petitioning the authorities. She Suolin said the family's top priority was clearing his brother's name and regaining his rights. It is expected to take at least a week for a local court to reopen the case and reverse the guilty verdict. Authorities said a probe was under way into the police investigation and subsequent trial.