Mississippi murderer refused re-trial

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi court of appeals has denied a new trial for a man convicted of killing two women and the fetus one of them was pregnant with.

It's reported the court rejected an argument that jurors should have been allowed to consider Gregory Mootye's alibi. He originally said he was at his own home in Hattiesburg when the killings happened elsewhere, but two witnesses contradicted that.

In 2011, a Forrest County jury convicted Mootye on three counts of murder, and a judge gave him three life sentences.

Those killed were 49-year-old Alesia Twillie and her pregnant daughter, 26-year-old Anjelica Twillie.