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After Murder Conviction Thrown Out, Tama County Prosecutors Appealing to Iowa Supreme Court
TAMA COUNTY, Iowa -- Prosecutors in Tama County are appealing to the Iowa Supreme Court to uphold a first degree murder conviction. In May, Tait Purk was found guilty of murdering Cora Okonski in April of 2000, despite the fact her body has never been found and there is no physical evidence that she was killed. Despite that, a jury still found Purk guilty. However, a judge threw out the conviction on appeal and ordered a new trial.