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No new trial for NH man in nursing student death

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Kelly Gorham Kelly Gorham

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A judge has rejected a request for a new trial for a man who's serving a 38-year prison sentence for strangling his former fiancee in her Maine home and burying her body in northern New Hampshire.

The lawyer for Jason Twardus of Rochester, N.H., contended prosecutors delayed interviews with an alternate suspect until after the trial. The man, who was the victim's landlord, died last year.

The Portland Press Herald says Judge G. Arthur Brennan rejected the request on Thursday in York County Superior Court. It was the second time Twardus had requested a new trial.

Nursing student Kelly Gorham was living in Alfred, Maine, when she disappeared in August 2007. Her body was found a month later. Prosecutors said Twardus was upset over their broken engagement.

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