Judge denies new trial for man convicted of killing his parents

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin — A La Crosse County judge has rejected a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his parents.

Eric Koula is serving two life sentences for the deaths of his parents, Dennis and Merna Koula, in May 2010. Koula's new attorneys claim the trial judge improperly disallowed some evidence and that jurors heard prejudicial jury instructions.

The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1tHb2uI ) reports Judge Scott Horne said Monday Koula's conviction resulted primarily for his own lies designed to conceal his role in the murders.

Prosecutors argued at Koula's trial that his deep debt and failing day trading career drove him to kill his parents for the inheritance.


Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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