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Oct 31, 2013 5:15 PM

Court of Criminal Appeals to Review Hannah Overton Conviction

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed to review two motions related to Hannah Overton's conviction for the murder of her four-year-old foster son.

A jury sentenced Overton to life in prison in September 2007 after Andrew Burd died from a sodium overdose. Her initial appeal was denied.

Now the Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed to review defense claims that she received ineffective counsel at her trial and that prosecutors failed to present evidence that could have proved her innocence.

The written arguments are due by January 22. An oral hearing could follow if the Court of Criminal Appeals feels it is needed.

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