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Court Denies Murderer's Appeal:  After nearly ten years of review, a county judge in Colorado has rejected the appeal of triple-murderer Sir Mario Owens.  John Ingold of the Denver Post reports that while the judge, in a 1,343-page ruling, agreed that prosecutors had failed to turn over evidence that might have been helpful to the defense, the judge held the the defendant must establish more than helpfulness to sustain a claim of constitutional error.  Owens was convicted by a jury of murdering a 20-year-old man at a party in 2004.  He was later convicted of murdering a young couple to prevent them from testifying to the first murder.  The direct appeal and state and federal habeas corpus review of this case have yet to begin. 

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