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Court tosses murder appeal that cited witness' help from God
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top court has rejected the appeal of a convicted murderer who argued the jury was tainted by testimony from a witness who said God helped him identify the defendant in a photo array. The state Supreme Court ruled 7-0 Tuesday in the case of Pedro Miranda. He is serving a life sentence for the 1987 killing of 13-year-old Mayra Cruz, who disappeared while walking to school in Hartford.