'Boys Don't Cry' inmate appeals to Supreme Court

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Posted: Feb 03, 2012 9:11 AM
'Boys Don't Cry' inmate appeals to Supreme Court

A Nebraska death row inmate whose murder case inspired the 1999 film "Boys Don't Cry" has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

John 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. Lotter has maintained his innocence.

In August, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Lotter's attempt to appeal his conviction. His request for the full court to consider his appeal was denied.

The Lincoln Journal Star ( http://bit.ly/A4O5nN) reports that in a letter filed Thursday, the 8th Circuit informed the U.S. District Court in Nebraska about the Supreme Court filing.

There's no word yet on whether the Supreme Court will hear the case.