Ky appeals court upholds murder conviction

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a former death row inmate in a 1998 slaying in Lexington.
 
   The appeals court on Friday found that 40-year-old Gerald Young failed to prove his allegation that prosecutors put on false testimony at his trial.
 
   Young is serving life in prison for complicity to commit murder in June 1997. Young was originally sentenced to death for hiring a hit-man to kill Osama Shalash in Lexington as part of a drug dispute.
 
   The Kentucky Supreme Court in 2001 overturned the death sentence, finding no aggravating circumstances to warrant capital punishment. Young is currently challenging his resentencing.
 
   Two other men were also sentenced to prison in the slaying.
 

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