North Carolina woman seeks retrial in South Carolina killing

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – An attorney for a North Carolina woman is asking for a new trial or sentencing after she was convicted of killing her husband on a South Carolina beach.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported an attorney for 40-year-old Kimberly Renee Poole, former of Mocksville, is asking for post-conviction relief in Horry County, South Carolina.

Poole was convicted of murder and conspiracy in 1998 the shooting death of 24-year-old Brent Poole at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Prosecutors say she was having an affair with John Boyd Frazier Jr., of Winston-Salem, and asked him to kill her husband. Frazier is serving a 30-year-sentence for murder, armed robbery and conspiracy.

Poole is serving a life sentence in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Attorney Charles Grose says the Poole’s previous lawyers Poole did a poor job defending her.

This story corrects the spelling of the attorney’s first name in last paragraph to Charles, rather than Charleston.

Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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