Court denies new trial in slaying of doctor's wife
BOSTON -- The highest court in Massachusetts has denied a new trial to a once-prominent Boston doctor convicted of killing his wife after she discovered his secret sex life.
The Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday upheld the convictions of Dirk Greineder in the 1999 slaying of his wife, Mabel.
Greineder appealed on nine grounds, including a claim that he was denied his right to a public trial because part of jury selection was closed to the public. He also argued that the judge should not have allowed the jury to hear about his extramarital sexual activity.
The SJC rejected the claims.
Greineder was a well-known allergist at Brigham & Women's Hospital when he was charged with killing his wife. Prosecutors said Greineder killed her after she found out about his secret life of prostitutes and Internet pornography.
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