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No new trial for mid-Missouri murderer, high court rules

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 | 6:22 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The state Supreme Court has refused to order a new trial and DNA testing for a mid-Missouri man sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murder of his mother.

But the Supreme Court said Tuesday that attorneys for Dale Helmig could refile their requests at the trial court level.

Helmig was convicted of killing his mother, Norma Helmig, in Linn County.

He was originally prosecuted by Kenny Hulshof, an assistant attorney general who later won election to Congress and last year ran unsuccessfully for governor.

Helmig's attorneys had sought a court order for DNA tests on the hair and blood found on the mother's sheet and hairs found in the trunk of her car. Such tests were not available at the time of Dale Helmig's trial.

 


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