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Wealthy Stock Trader Convicted of Murder Won't Get New Trial

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

A judge on Thursday refused to order a new trial for a wealthy stock trader convicted of murder in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.
Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer rejected a defense attorney's argument that jurors had insufficient evidence to convict Daniel Beckwitt of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Beckwitt, 28, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for his April 24 conviction in the September 2017 death of 21-year-old Askia Khafra. He faces a maximum of...
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