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BOISE -- An appellate court has upheld the conviction of a southern Idaho woman serving seven years in prison for stealing cattle.

The Idaho Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday in the case of Traci Hadden, who says her trial should have been moved from Lincoln County due to the publicity surrounding her in a separate case, where she was charged with plotting to kill her former father-in-law.

The appellate court rejected that argument and affirmed a jury's finding that Hadden was guilty of stealing 20 head of cattle from a ranch near Shoshone in 2008. She'll serve at least another 10 years
for aiding and abetting in the attempted murder of then-60-year-old Craig Hadden.

He was shot four times with a rifle outside his home on April 1, 2009.

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