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Friday, April 11, 1997
Appeals court declines to hear Kristi Koslow's
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The state Court of Criminal Appeals
has declined to consider an appeal from Kristi Koslow, who is
serving a life sentence for the March 1992 slaying of her stepmother.
The court did not issue a written opinion in its decision Wednesday.
The appeal was based on the argument that police erred by denying
her access to a lawyer before she gave a statement to Fort Worth
Asked whether he plans to appeal Miss Koslow's case to the
U.S. Supreme Court, defense lawyer Allan Butcher said, "I
would doubt it. I'm certainly not going to close that door until
I can review the whole thing."
Butcher said he has not decided whether to ask for another
state appeals court hearing, which he would have to do before
Prosecutors described Miss Koslow, 17 at the time of the murder,
as the mastermind who recruited her boyfriend and an acquaintance
to kill Caren Koslow in an attempt to gain a $12 million inheritance.
The boyfriend, Brian Salter, testified against her, pleaded
guilty to capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
The acquaintance, Jeffrey Dillingham, was convicted and sentenced
Miss Koslow was convicted in June 1994. Send a Letter to
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