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Appeal rejected in ’86 North End double murder

SJC judge won’t grant new trial

A state Supreme Judicial Court justice has denied appeals by two men convicted of a double murder in the North End more than 25 years ago.

Louis Costa and Frank DiBenedetto, who were hoping for a new trial, had contended that newly discovered DNA evidence would prove their innocence in the 1986 murders of Joseph Bottari and Frank Chiuchiolo.

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