Sunday 4 December 2016

Briton jailed in US for 1986 Miami double killing loses new trial appeal

Published 13/07/2016 | 21:16

Krishna Maharaj has lost his appeal (AP)
Krishna Maharaj has lost his appeal (AP)

A British man who claims he was framed by Colombian drug cartels for a double-murder in a Miami hotel has lost his appeal for a new trial.

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Krishna Maharaj, a former championship horse breeder in England, has been serving life in prison for the 1986 killings of his business partner and the partner's son.

Books and documentaries and news stories in the UK have explored the case of Maharaj, now 77.

But a Miami judge labelled his claims of innocence "preposterous" last year, a ruling upheld without comment on Wednesday by the Miami-based 3rd District Court of Appeal.

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