Abshire Denied Appeal

November 28, 2012

The answer is no to a request for an appeal of the murder charge against Eric Abshire.

The Orange County man is currently serving a life sentence in jail.

Back in January a judge formally sentenced Abshire for murdering his wife, Justine Swartz Abshire. She was found dead in November 2006.

A jury convicted Abshire for her death after less than two hours of deliberation.

Eric Abshire was married to Justine for five months.

Wednesday a court of appeals judge denied an appeal, saying the Commonwealth's evidence against Abshire was sufficient to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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