Hetzel wants murder conviction re-examined

A woman serving life in prison for her role in one of the Lehigh Valley's most notorious murder cases wants her conviction re-examined

A woman serving life in prison for her role in one of the Lehigh Valley's most notorious murder cases wants her conviction re-examined.

Michelle Hetzel was in Northampton County court Friday.

Hetzel and her ex-husband Brandon Bloss are both serving life sentences for the 2000 murder of a 19-year-old Forks Township woman, Devon Guzman.

Authorities say Hetzel and Guzman were lovers.

Hetzel is claiming her murder conviction was unconstitutional, citing a recent Supreme Court ruling that prohibits juveniles from receiving automatic life sentences without parole.

The court-appointed attorney for Hetzel says her petition has "no merit" since she was 18 at the time of the crime.

The judge is expected to issue a final ruling within the next few months.

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