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Woman who fled US after husband's slaying loses appeal

Woman accused of killing husband returns to Ohio
Posted at 10:03 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 22:15:07-04

WARREN, Ohio — A federal appellate court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman who killed her husband in Ohio and then fled to her native Brazil in 2007.

The 11th District Court of Appeals issued its decision Monday, rejecting five arguments raised by Claudia Hoerig.

She was convicted in January 2019 of aggravated murder and received a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 28 years.

Arguments raised by Hoerig's lawyers included claims that Trumbull County prosecutors made improper remarks during opening statements and that there wasn't enough evidence presented for a jury to fairly find her guilty.