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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man serving two life terms with no parole for killing a Moscow woman.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1nhUe7z) the court earlier this week upheld David Meister's first-degree murder and conspiracy convictions in the 2001 shooting death 21-year-old Tonya Hart.

Meister argued that 2nd District Judge Carl B. Kerrick erred by limiting the testimony of an expert witness for the defense.

But the court ruled that the information on the expert's theories was presented to the jury during closing arguments.

Meister was convicted in 2003 but received a new trial and was convicted again in 2010.

In sentencing Meister after the second trial, Kerrick noted that Meister killed for money as a reason to deny Meister a chance at an early release.

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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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