An Indiana appeals judge denied 33-year-old Melinda Loveless’ request to overturn a 1992 murder conviction for the death of 12-year-old Shanda Sharer.

Loveless was 16 when she admitted to killing Sharer, along with accomplices.

The Madison Courier is reporting that Loveless claimed her plea deal was not fair or legal because she was a minor at the time, according to a report on newsgathering partner WLKY-TV’s Web site.

Last year, her attorneys asked for her to be set free, but a judge denied the request. An Indiana Appeals Court is now standing by that ruling.

— Reprinted courtesy of WLKY-TV in Louisville.

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