A Maine man convicted of murdering a Lewiston resident who told police about his role in a burglary several years ago has lost his bid for a new trial.
The Sun Journal reports the Maine Supreme Judicial Court upheld the conviction of William True in the April 2013 slaying of 21-year-old Romeo Parent on Thursday.
True and two co-conspirators lured Parent to his death on a dirt road in Greene. One of the men testified against True, telling investigators he was there the night of the murder and he also helped dispose of Parent's body.
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Defense attorney James Howaniec unsuccessfully argued that the state's key witnesses lied on the stand and thus denied his client a fair trial.
True is serving 25 years behind bars for the crime.