2nd Jeff Hessler post-conviction relief motion denied
A second motion for post-conviction relief has been denied for convicted murderer Jeff Hessler, who is on death row for the rape and murder of newspaper carrier Heather Guerrero of Gering in 2003.
In a memorandum dated September 10th, Scotts Bluff County District Judge Randall Lippstreu concludes that Hessler is not entitled to an evidentiary hearing on any issue raised in his second motion for post-conviction relief that was filed in August of 2012.
Hessler's motion contained 17 claims, with the main ones being that Hessler was mentally ill and incompetent to stand trial, that pre-trial publicity prevented him from having an unbiased jury and a fair trial, and that he was represented by ineffective counsel.
Lippstreu summarized that all of these issues were addressed and denied during his first motion for post-conviction relief, so the currently requested relief is denied in it's entirety and the motion was dismissed.
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