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Court upholds conviction in Snellville slaying


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the conviction and life prison sentence for a woman accused of killing her daughter-in-law in a Target store parking lot in Snellville.

Joanna Hayes has appealed her 2011 conviction to the Supreme Court, arguing that there was not enough evidence to convict her of killing Heather Strube in 2009. In a ruling released Monday, the high court disagreed and upheld the conviction.

Authorities say Strube was in the middle of a divorce with her husband, Stephen. Prosecutors say the couple had just completed a child custody swap when Strube was killed. Prosecutors contended Hayes didn't want her daughter-in-law to get custody of the child.

Prosecutors say Hayes wore a wig and mustache to look like a man when she shot Strube.

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