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Man Convicted of Murdering His Married Girlfriend Makes Appeal

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    Man Convicted of Murdering His Married Girlfriend Makes Appeal
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    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has heard the appeal of a New York man convicted of fatally shooting his married girlfriend in 2012 and leaving her body in an SUV in a motel parking lot.

    Anthony Pratt Jr. was sentenced to 42 years in prison last year after a jury convicted him of murder. Police said Pratt shot 29-year-old Margarita Fisenko Scott in the neck. Prosecutors say Pratt was angry that Scott was returning to her husband.

    The Portland Press Herald reports the 22-year-old is arguing that the judge at his trial should not have allowed jurors to listen to a recorded police interview during which the lead detective repeatedly called Pratt a liar.

    His lawyer says the tape was "inadmissible" because it could have prejudiced the jury.

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