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Hilton Denied Third Trial

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- A judge denied Kevin Hilton's request for a third trial Monday.

Attorneys spent all day  in the Justice Center, eventually, a judge denied Hilton's request for a new trial and a request to subpoena jurors from his second trial.

Attorney's for Hilton say they will appeal the conviction.  

Hilton was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his landlords, Larry and Jo Ulrich, inside their Richland home in 2002.  

On Monday, a judge denied his requests after his lawyers argued he deserved a third trial.

"Whether either of you agrees or disagrees with my finding, that's your prerogative, your right, it doesn't need to be stated that you agree or disagree with my finding, I so find," sitting Judge William Acey said. 

Hilton was present at the hearing.

He's still being held in Benton County.  

This is a similar situation to what Hilton went through after his first trial.  That time a state appeals court overturned the conviction.  His attorney's say they hope to do that again.

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