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Judge denies convicted child killer's request for new trial

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 12 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 13 2012 04:44:35 PM CST

Judge denies convicted child killer's request for new trial

EASTON, Pa. -

A convicted child killer will not be getting a new trial in Northampton County.

A judge has denied Scott Oliver's appeal.

Oliver was convicted more than 20 years ago for the 1989 rape and murder of Melissa Jaroschak. He filed an appeal, citing new DNA evidence, but a judge ruled Tuesday that the new evidence still does not absolve Oliver of the crime.

Oliver's attorney said his client is likely to appeal in Superior Court.