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Hannibal man's appeal of murder conviction denied

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Manuel Cazares Manuel Cazares

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF

ST. LOUIS -- A Hannibal man sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing two people in February 2009 had his appeal denied by the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District.

Manuel G. Cazares, 36, claimed that the trial court erred when it allowed the admission of 17 crime scene and autopsy photos into evidence. He also claimed that he shouldn't have been required to demonstrate to the jury how he stabbed the victims, Carl Patrick Epley and Amanda Thomas.

Cazares was found guilty by a St. Charles jury in April 2011 of killing Epley and Thomas. He was sentenced on Aug. 8, 2011, to two life sentences on second-degree murder charges and a 25-year term for armed criminal action.

Cazares was found to have stabbed Epley and Thomas to death on Feb. 28, 2009.

On Jan. 18, Cazares filed a motion to vacate, set aside or correct the judgment in the case.

He is currently being held at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.

 

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