A judge has dismissed a motion for a new trial by attorneys for a Houston-area former high school coach who claims new evidence shows he is innocent of his pregnant wife's slaying.
David Temple is serving a life sentence for the 1999 shooting death of his wife. Prosecutors accused him of staging the crime to look like a burglary and killing his wife because he was having an affair with another woman, whom he later married.
At a court hearing Monday in Houston, state District Judge David Mendoza ruled he doesn't have jurisdiction to decide the motion because an appeal in the case is still pending before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Temple's attorneys say they will ask the appeals court to rule on whether Mendoza does have jurisdiction.