By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun
8:04 PM EST, February 26, 2013
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has denied a new trial for Thomas Lee Meighan Jr., the man convicted of hitting and killing a Johns Hopkins University student in 2009, according to online records.
Meighan, 42, pleaded guilty to hitting 20-year-old Miriam Frankl of Wilmette, Ill., as she crossed St. Paul Street. He later requested a new trial on the grounds that he did not know about some evidence that he said suggested she was at fault in the incident.
It was not immediately clear why the judge, Michael W. Reed, denied the motion and neither Meighan's attorney or prosecutors could not be reached for comment.
Meighan had asked for second chances after being locked up before in connection with other cases and has blamed alcohol for ruining his life. He has been convicted on multiple charges of driving while intoxicated.
At one point, he wrote to The Baltimore Sun, saying that he was not drunk, high or speeding when he hit Frankl, and asking for an apology from the media that covered his case.
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