- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2016

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a third-degree murder conviction against a western Pennsylvania man serving 15 to 30 years in the death of his infant daughter will stand.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/2e1bJJR ) reports that Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani rejected an appeal from 30-year-old Clayton Mibroda after a brief hearing Friday.

Mibroda was convicted in the death of 20-day-old Natalee two days after Christmas in 2011. A coroner ruled that she died of head and chest injuries.

Mibroda, who blamed the child’s mother, said his conviction was contrary to evidence presented in his 2013 trial.

His court-appointed attorney said Friday that he found no basis for an additional appeal. Mibroda said that he wanted to continue appealing but was told he must hire a private attorney or represent himself.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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