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Appeal filed in anti-freeze poisoning murder case

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

A mother has just spent her first Christmas in prison for poisoning and killing her fiance, and her lawyer just filed a massive appeal--saying she didn't do it.

The appeal that was just filed Monday night with the Cuyahoga County Court is 40 pages long and says the court got it all wrong.

A jury said guilty, so how could the verdict be wrong?

In July, Holly McFeeture was found guilty of murder by anti-freeze,poisoning Matt Podolak.

He was her fiance and father of two of her three kids.  

A judge gave McFeeture 30 to life in prison.

The appeal argues she didn't do it, and she should be set free.

Matt Podolak's family pushed for justice.

The appeal argues his death was only ruled a homicide because his family kept demanding justice even years after he died.

Investigators believe McFeeture put anti-freeze little by little in her lover's iced tea.  They say she wanted him out of her life, and she even had anti freeze in the kitchen.

But the appeal argues no one ever saw McFeeture do it and the containers of anti-freeze investigators found couldn't be tied to the crime.

The appeal attacks a key witness, the judge, and even McFeeture's lawyers.

In the end, the appeal asks the court to throw out the convictions.

Of course, the Podolak family left court celebrating justice.

Next, Cuyahoga County Prosecutors will get a chance to respond.

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