- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An appeals court has denied a new trial for a man convicted in the slaying of a Harrisburg cab driver a decade and a half ago.

PennLive.com (http://bit.ly/1Carep0 ) reports that the Superior Court on Monday rejected the appeal of 35-year-old Edward Mitchell in the July 2000 murder of 35-year-old Angel DeJesus.

Mitchell argued that he deserved a new trial because a prosecution witnesses recanted some trial testimony, but the appeals court agreed with a lower court judge who said the recantation lacked credibility and wouldn’t have altered the trial’s outcome.

Mitchell and Lester Eiland are serving life terms in the slaying. A federal court overturned the murder conviction of a third man, Kariem Eley, who was freed in September 2013 after serving 13 years on conspiracy and robbery convictions.

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Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com

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