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Published July 21, 2012, 08:50 AM

Federal judge rejects appeal in 1997 North Dakota killing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota has rejected an appeal by a man convicted of killing his former baby sitter.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota has rejected an appeal by a man convicted of killing his former baby sitter.

Michael Gianakos , of Moorhead, Minn., is serving a life sentence for the 1997 death of 22 year-old AnneMarie Camp, of Fargo. He was found guilty of kidnapping resulting in death.

Gianakos claimed in a complaint filed earlier this month that a lawyer did a poor job in his original appeal by arguing points that had already been heard and ruled upon by a judge.

Judge Patrick Conmy said he "remains convinced that the ruling was correct and no valid basis for reopening the matter exists."

Conmy said in the same order that Gianakos should be provided opening statements and closing arguments from the trial for a possible habeas corpus petition.

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