Judge Rules Against New Trial for Louisville Mother

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Denver (AP) A Louisville mother whose 10-week-old son died after being taken to a hospital with 30 broken bones has lost her bid to have her conviction overturned and get a new trial.

Twenty-nine-year-old Molly Midyette asked for a new trial on the grounds that her husband and his family bullied her, trying to keep her from testifying about his alleged role in the boy's 2006 death.

In a Friday ruling released Monday, District Judge Lael Montgomery said Midyette did not make a convincing case that there were “sufficient grounds in law or fact” for the verdict to be thrown out.

A jury convicted her in December on a charge of child abuse resulting in death. She faces sentencing Thursday.

Her husband, 28-year-old Alex Midyette, is set to stand trial later this year