Supreme Court asked to overturn revenge slaying conviction

November 10, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An attorney for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2007 revenge killing has asked the Utah Supreme Court to overturn her client’s conviction.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2eW1FTH ) that attorney Kristina Ruedas on Wednesday argued that evidence used to convict Anthony Prater was insufficient to prove his guilt.

Prater was convicted of killing 35-year-old Vincent Samora. At the time, prosecutors said the drive-by shooting was motivated by testimony Samora provided against Prater’s former cellmate.

Ruedas argues that a key witness in Prater’s trial lied under oath and disputes the validity of a letter in which Prater confessed to the crime.

The state Supreme Court has taken the case under consideration.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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