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Judge won't step down in Beach evidence case


A judge who denied convicted murderer Barry Beach's petition for a hearing on what Beach calls new evidence in the case said he won't assign a new judge to the case. Beach, who is serving 100 years in prison for the 1979 murder of 17-yearold Kim Nees of Poplar, is seeking a new trial, arguing that testimony by others during a state board of Pardons and Parole hearing in 2007 connected a group of girls to the murder. However, the board called that testimony double and triple hearsay that would not have been admissible in court. The board rejected Beach's petition to be pardoned, have his sen...

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