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New trial denied for Cole

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SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A Monroe County judge rules no new trial for the woman convicted of killing a Tomah man in 2010.

Tammy Cole is the Illinois woman convicted of first degree intentional homicide and attempted arson in the death of her boyfriend Vance Evans.

Evans was found dead in his home with a gunshot to the back of his head in late April, 2010.

Cole requested a new trial on the basis of an inadequate defense.

According to Monroe County District Attorney Dan Cary, Judge Todd Ziegler ruled Cole's lawyer acted within the norms of competent assistance and denied Cole's request.

Cary says Cole could file an appeal with the court of appeals if she wants to pursue the case further.

Cole was sentenced in 2011 on the homicide charge to life in prison with the possibility of release in 30 years.

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