Judge denies new trial for young woman who pleaded guilty to killing 9-year-old Missouri girl

  • by: DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 10, 2014 - 4:55 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A judge has denied a new trial for a young Missouri woman who pleaded guilty to murder for the slaying of a 9-year-old neighbor girl but later sought a do-over because of a U.S. Supreme Court case invalidating mandatory life sentences for juveniles.

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