Court of appeal dismisses two applications

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed the applications of Edney Burrows Jr. and Thaddeus Williams Jr, who were hoping to have the court reopen their appeals.

Burrows is serving thirty years behind bars for murder and attempted murder. While Williams was sentenced to some 23 years for murder.

They both complained that their convictions were unsafe and wanted the appellate court to rehear their appeals on the same grounds. However, the court refused and upheld both of their convictions and sentences.

The panel found that here was nothing in their applications suggesting any procedural or administrative errors resulting in injustice.

The court also noted that rehearing the appeals could not be permitted, as it would destroy the principle of finality in litigation.

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