Man convicted of teen's death wants new trial - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man convicted of teen's death wants new trial

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MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) -- A man convicted of murder and kidnapping in the death of a western Kentucky teen is asking for a new trial.

A jury found Quincy Omar Cross guilty in 2009 of kidnapping and killing 18-year-old Jessica Currin in Mayfield. Her burned body was found behind Mayfield Middle School in July 2000.

Cross, who is acting as his own attorney, filed the motion claiming that his public defender during his trial was ineffective, according to The Paducah Sun.

Graves Circuit Judge Timothy Stark says he will consider the motion and a response filed by the state attorney general's office opposing the request. The response says Cross' contentions are refuted by court records.

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