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Shanna Golyar's murder conviction upheld

Shanna Golyar's murder conviction upheld
Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 15:10:50-05

 The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of an Iowa woman found guilty of killing another woman she considered a romantic rival.

The high court on Friday rejected Shanna Golyar's arguments that evidence presented at her trial was too thin to sustain a guilty verdict and that her trial lawyer was so deficient that she didn't get a fair trial.

Golyar was convicted and sentenced last year in the death of 37-year-old Cari Farver.