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Court rejects rehearing in 'Boys Don't Cry' case

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Posted: Oct 31, 2011 10:03 PM
Court rejects rehearing in 'Boys Don't Cry' case

A federal appeals court has rejected a request from a Nebraska death row inmate for a rehearing in a triple murder that inspired the 1999 film "Boys Don't Cry."

The Lincoln Journal Star ( http://bit.ly/tx8UgQ) reports the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied John Lotter request on Monday.

Lotter and a co-defendant were convicted in the 1993 slaying of a 21-year-old woman who lived briefly as a man and two witnesses to the killing in a rural farmhouse.

He has maintained his innocence.

In split decision in August, a three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit rejected Lotter's attempt to appeal his conviction. He filed a petition for the panel to rehear the case or for the full court to consider it. The request was denied.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com