Nichols' conviction

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Updated: Thursday, 23 Jul 2009, 8:16 AM CDT
Published : Thursday, 23 Jul 2009, 8:10 AM CDT

The State Supreme Court has decided not to review a high profile murder case.

James Nichols was sentenced to 69 years for killing Hmong hunter Cha Vang in Peshtigo in 2007.

Nichols appealed, claiming the judge should not have allowed some statements he made to police.

A state appeals court upheld his conviction in March of this year. The appeals court ruled the statements were relevant to whether Nichols killed Vang in self defense or out of hatred towards Hmong people.

Wednesday, the Supreme Couty declined to review the case, which leaves the appeals court ruling in place.


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