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Death Sentence Upheld In Kentucky Case

A Kentucky death row inmate has lost his bid for a new trial and to overturn his death sentences in the slayings of three people in central KY.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning has found no errors in the case of 60-year-old Leif Halvorsen that would warrant overturning his convictions.  Halvorsen was sentenced to death Sept. 15, 1983 in Fayette County for the participation in the murder of three people with 55-year-old Mitchell Willoughby, who also faces execution.