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Maine Court Upholds Woman's Bat Attack Conviction
11/27/2012 12:25 PM ET  

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court today rejected Linda Dolloff's appeal of her attempted murder conviction in connection with a 2009 attack on her sleeping husband in 2009.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine's highest court has upheld the conviction of a Maine yoga instructor who's serving a 16-year sentence for beating her husband with a softball bat and staging it to look like a home invasion.

In a unanimous decision, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday rejected Linda Dolloff's claims that the prosecutor misrepresented facts and expressed personal opinions and the judge erred in allowing certain statements and evidence during her 2010 trial.

The 51-year-old Dolloff was convicted of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and other charges for attacking her husband in 2009 while he slept at their Standish home and then shooting herself in the stomach to make it look like she'd also been the victim of an attack. The couple was going through a divorce at the time.



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