Man convicted of murder won't get new trial


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SPRINGVILLE -- A Springville man convicted of killing his estranged wife will not get a new trial.

Thursday a judge ruled lawyers for Robert Steven Hatch did not file an appeal for a new trial within the time specified by law, and so the request could not be considered.

Man convicted of murder won't get new trial

Hatch has maintained his innocence in the murder of Sharee Lana Nelson since his arrest in 2002, even though DNA evidence found at the scene and witness statements linked him to the crime.

He is now serving a prison sentence of 10 years to life.

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