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February 2, 2013

Court denies convicted town killer's appeal


Tonawanda News — The court also said the hammer, used as a weapon, was missing from Heck’s toolbox, and that a fellow jail inmate testified that Heck confessed to the murder — evidence that the court said clearly points to Heck’s guilt.

The court goes on to state that there was no evidence of a break-in, as Heck argued, and that the crime appeared to be one of passion, as an intruder would be unlikely to hit someone 13 times. 

The document reads, the defendant’s version of the story “was unsupported by any credible evidence.”

Heck also challenged the admissibility of statements he made when police arrived at his home and at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

Both challenges were denied by the court. 

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