(BOISE, ID) – A former Idaho Falls man on death row for the 1988 murder of a Boise woman will not get a new trial. Justices with the Idaho Supreme Court say 55-year-old Zane Fields didn’t meet deadlines for his sixth appeal and had insufficient evidence to warrant another round in court. Fields admitted to another prisoner that he’d murdered 69-year-old Mary Vanderford while serving time for an unrelated charge. He was later convicted of Vanderford’s murder in 1990. Fields claims the other prisoner lied about his confession.
Seth Fiegerman, CNN
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