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Serving life, kidnapper's appeal falls on deaf ears


OLIVIA -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has denied Matthew Fahey's appeal seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a then-14-year-old Fairfax newspaper carrier in May 2010.

Fahey's second attorney, Richard Swanson of Chaska had filed the appeal, charging that the District Court erred by denying his motion for a competency examination after his guilty plea but prior to his sentencing.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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