CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming couple is appealing to the state Supreme Court after being convicted of child abuse.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Emily and Dennis Larkins, of Cheyenne, were convicted by a jury in July 2016 of five counts of child abuse and one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult.

The two maintain their innocence.

They appealed in May, asking for a new trial. They allege their attorneys were ineffective.

The state Supreme Court will decide whether a new trial is necessary.

Dennis Larkins, who had a felony criminal history, was sentenced to three to five years in prison followed by five years of supervised probation.

Emily Larkins was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in prison followed by five years of supervised probation.

Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle,

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