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Hatchet Murderer Loses Appeal to High Court
(2007-09-25)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An elementary school teacher who hacked
her husband to death with a hatchet in their suburban Detroit home
has lost her appeal before the Michigan Supreme Court.
Nancy Seaman of Farmington Hills wanted a new trial, but the
high court has declined her request.
The 55-year-old was found guilty by a jury in the 2004 Mother's
Day slaying of her husband, Robert Seaman.
Seaman's attorneys claimed self-defense and said she suffered
from battered-woman syndrome.
Prosecutors said Seaman took elaborate steps to cover up her
crime, wrapping the body in a tarp and painting the walls and
bleaching the floor of the garage where the killing took place.
Seaman is in prison serving life without the possibility of
parole.
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