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Hansen Murder Conviction Upheld
DES MOINES, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- A judge has upheld the murder conviction of a Riverside man who shot and killed his girlfriend.
Thomas Hansen shot an killed Sharon Gerot on May 1st, 2011. A jury later convicted him of second degree murder for the killing. Hansen's defense argued that Gerot was being both verbally and physically abusive to Hansen before she was shot.
In today's decision, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that there was substantial evidence to warrant the conviction and that there was no wrongdoing on the part of the judge that presided over the case.