Man sentenced for murder of Missouri girl seeks new trial

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 2:50 p.m. CDT; updated 4:24 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — A man sentenced to death for murdering a 6-year-old girl he abducted from her father's St. Louis County home is seeking a new trial, arguing his lawyers should have pursued a defense that he suffered from brain damage.