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Nebraska athlete's killer petitions Supreme Court

Updated: November 10, 2006, 7:13 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Washington, D.C.-based law firm has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the trial of a man convicted of killing University of Nebraska soccer player Jenna Cooper.

Steptoe & Johnson agreed to file the appeal at no cost to Lucky Iromuanya, who was convicted of second-degree murder.

Michael Ripps, the firm's lead attorney on the case, said some testimony in the case was "highly prejudicial."

Iromuanya, who is black, was convicted by an all-white jury. He never ...

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