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Utah judge won't dismiss kidnapping conviction for Burmese refugee

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SALT LAKE CITY — A kidnapping conviction won't be dismissed against a Burmese refugee who in January was found guilty in the death of a 7-year-old girl.

Utah 3rd District Judge Judith Atherton Wednesday declined to dismiss the conviction.

Met's attorneys say there's no proof he kidnapped the girl who was from his South Salt Lake neighborhood, held her against her will and meant to keep her from leaving the basement of his apartment.

They asked the judge to drop the kidnapping conviction, leaving him with one count of first-degree felony aggravated murder.

The 27-year-old Met is scheduled to be sentenced on May 14.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1mYpYRv) Met faces a possible sentence of up to life in prison.

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