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Appeals Court: No new trial in 1987 murder


WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin appeals court says a man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 murder of a Green Bay bartender does not deserve a new trial despite newly discovered DNA evidence.

David Bintz argued the evidence proved his innocence in the Aug. 3, 1987, strangulation of Sandra Lison.

The 3rd District Court of Appeals said Tuesday the new evidence adds little to what a jury already knew and it's unlikely there would be a different verdict in a new trial.

The University of Wisconsin Law School's Innocence Project worked on Bintz's case.

Bintz was charged in 1998 after a cellmate at an Oshkosh prison told authorities Bintz talked in his sleep and had nightmares in which he would scream about someone killing a woman. Bintz was serving a sentence for an unrelated sexual assault.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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