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Lawyer Wants New Trial for NH Man in Maine Death
11/16/2012 05:07 PM ET  

The defense on Friday argued for a new trial for Jason Twardus of Rochester, N.H., who's serving a 38-year prison sentence for killing nursing student Kelly Gorham in her Alfred home in 2007.

ALFRED, Maine (AP) _ Lawyers for a man convicted of strangling his former fiancee in her Maine home and burying her body on his family's property in northern New Hampshire say prosecutors delayed interviews about an alternate suspect until after the trial.

The defense on Friday argued for a new trial for Jason Twardus of Rochester, N.H., who's serving a 38-year prison sentence for killing nursing student Kelly Gorham in her Alfred home in 2007. Prosecutors said Twardus was upset over their broken engagement.

Defense lawyer Dan Lilley said a York County inmate wasn't interviewed about statements made by the late John Durfee until months after Twardus was convicted. Lilley said Durfee, Gorham's landlord, was an alternate suspect. He died last year.

The Portland Press Herald said the judge made no immediate decision.


 

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