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      Cleveland woman seeks new trial over poisoning lover

      She was convicted in the 2006 death of 31-year-old Matthew Podolak, the father of their two children. Prosecutors alleged she poisoned his tea over several weeks.

      CLEVELAND (AP) - Lawyers are requesting a new trial for a Cleveland woman convicted of killing her fiancà by poisoning his raspberry iced tea with antifreeze. Holly McFeeture was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but her attorneys are seeking a delay and arguing for a new trial.

      The Plain Dealer reports the defense alleges the prosecutor's office withheld information about the credibility of a key witness who was an informant in another case. The prosecutor's office says that witness wasn't promised anything for his testimony and was cross-examined at trial. The 35-year-old McFeeture could face life in prison. She was convicted in the 2006 death of 31-year-old Matthew Podolak, the father of their two children. Prosecutors alleged she poisoned his tea over several weeks.

      (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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