Appeals Court Upholds Louis George’s Murder Conviction
A man serving life in prison has an appeals court uphold his murder conviction. Louis Joseph George is serving the time in prison after a jury found him guilty in the 1989 beating death of Michelle Steven.
The woman lingered in a coma until her death in 2001.
The investigation was a "cold case" until their was further review of the case. When investigators starting looking into the case again they were able to link George to the crime by DNA and fingerprint evidence.
After being convicted last year, George decided to appeal the decision. Part of his argument was that the judge in his case should have delayed the case to give his side time to line up his DNA expert. He also claimed that the judge mishandled the selection of the jury.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal upheld his conviction this week.