Judge Refuses New Trial for Man Convicted in Girl's Death

HAMBURG, AR - A judge in Ashley County has refused a McGehee trucker's request for a new trial in the death of Casey Crowder.

Kenneth Osburn had requested a new trial.  His lawyers argued that some jurors were biased before the court proceedings ever began.  Yesterday, a judge in Ashley County rejected Osburn's request for a new trial.

Osburn was sentenced in January to life in prison without parole for the 2006 killing of 17-year-old Casey Crowder.  The Watson Chapel High School student disappeared after running out of gas along U.S. 65 near Dumas.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)