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Richter family looking at options after denial by IA Supreme Court


The family of Tracey Richter says their looking into more ways to appeal her murder conviction. This, after the Iowa Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal.

The former Early, Iowa woman was convicted by a jury in Fort Dodge in 2011 of the 2001 shooting death of Dustin Wehde.  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.

Richter's family says they have not made a decision on how they'll appeal the case, but say there are avenues.  They may argue that her lawyer at trial "ineffective" or they could simply file for post conviction relief.

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