- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has denied a motion to throw out the guilty plea and sentence handed down in Lowndes County child pornography case.

WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports (https://bit.ly/1qffCfQ ) it was the second time 62-year-old Robert Warren Triplett Jr. had asked a federal judge to overturn his plea and 10-year prison term because of illegal search and seizure and ineffective assistance of counsel.

Triplett was arrested and indicted after authorities found child pornography on computers at his home during the investigation into the disappearance of his step-daughter, Kaila Morris.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld his conviction, and a federal judge issued a ruling last month dismissing the appeal.

Triplett refiled the motion, and the judge on Monday once again denied his request.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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