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April 17, 2014

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Nevada Supreme Court denies petition of convicted killer

The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the petition of Alfred Centofanti, who was sentenced to consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole for the murder of his ex-wife in Las Vegas.

Centofanti, a former lawyer, said his trial attorney, Allen Bloom, was ineffective 32 times in handling the case.

The court said Tuesday there was no evidence to back up his claims that he was entitled to a new trial.

Centofanti was convicted of the murder of his 25-year old ex-wife, Virginia, whom he was convicted of shooting seven times on Dec. 20, 2000.

The decision upholds the ruling of District Judge Elissa Cadish, who denied a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

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