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Iowa Court of Appeals upholds Tracey Richter's murder conviction

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A jury in Fort Dodge, Iowa convicted Richter of 1st Degree Murder in 2011 A jury in Fort Dodge, Iowa convicted Richter of 1st Degree Murder in 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Iowa Court of Appeals says no to Tracey Richter.  The court has denied her appeal and upheld her First-Degree Murder conviction in the shooting death of her 20-year old neighbor, Dustin Wehde in 2001.

The former Early, Iowa woman was convicted by a jury in Fort Dodge in 2011.  At the time of the shooting, she claimed she shot Wehde in self-defense during a home invasion.  But prosecutors say she lured Wehde to her home and killed him in a scheme to frame her ex-husband.


In her appeal, Richter argued the evidence was insufficient, that her lawyer was ineffective, and that the court should not have excluded testimony from her psychological expert.  The court of appeals disagreed and upheld her conviction.

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