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Court rejects appeal of convicted evangelist

By The Associated Press

This article was published November 13, 2012 at 4:05 p.m.

— An appeal by convicted evangelist Tony Alamo in a lawsuit that found Alamo ordered the beatings of two young boys in his ministry in Arkansas has been rejected.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ one sentence order released Tuesday denied Alamo’s request that his appeal be reconsidered.

Alamo’s attorneys argued that a three-judge panel of the court was wrong in October when it rejected Alamo’s claim of faulty jury instructions. His attorneys wanted an instruction that corporal punishment was reasonable in certain circumstances.

Alamo was convicted and ordered to pay $30 million in damages to each of the two — who are now adults. The appeals court reduced the award to $12 million each.

Alamo is serving a 175-year prison sentence for taking young girls across state lines for sex.

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