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August 29, 2013

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Matrie also testified that she did not tell McGinnis about the bar incident with Ohl. She testified that McGinnis, in a conversation with him at the Marion County Jail, told her that he loved her. 

"I told him I loved him as a friend," Matrie said. 

Kragnes asked Matrie if she shot Ohl. Matrie said no and that she had not fired a gun, with the exception of a bee bee gun as a child. She was also asked whom she thought killed Ohl.

"To my knowledge, Steve did," Matrie said. 

Court is in recess until 1 p.m. McGinnis' defense attorney in the murder trial, Richard Phelps, is scheduled to take the stand when court resumes. 

The Iowa Supreme Court has already refused to take up McGinnis' case. He has also lost in the appellate process. This case is the last bastion of appeal available on the state level. Judge Brad McCall is presiding over the case. If McCall ultimately rules in McGinnis' favor, McGinnis would get a new trial. If not, McGinnis could apply for post-conviction relief again, but subsequent applications are less likely to move forward. 

Look for a full report, including much more of the testimony from today's witnesses, in the Sept. 6 Journal-Express. 

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