Judge rejects appeal in newborn’s 2011 death



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    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a third-degree murder conviction against a western Pennsylvania man serving 15 to 30 years in the death of his infant daughter will stand.

    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/2e1bJJR ) reports that Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani rejected an appeal from 30-year-old Clayton Mibroda after a brief hearing Friday.

    Mibroda was convicted in the death of 20-day-old Natalee two days after Christmas in 2011. A coroner ruled that she died of head and chest injuries.

    Mibroda, who blamed the child's mother, said his conviction was contrary to evidence presented in his 2013 trial.

    His court-appointed attorney said Friday that he found no basis for an additional appeal. Mibroda said that he wanted to continue appealing but was told he must hire a private attorney or represent himself.

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    Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

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