ALFRED — A judge has rejected a New Hampshire man’s request for a new trial on charges he killed his former fiancée.

Jason Twardus, of Rochester, N.H., was convicted of strangling 30-year-old nursing student Kelly Gorham in 2007 and burying her body on his father’s land in Stewartstown, N.H.

Twardus’ lawyer told a judge last month that a pre-trial case worker told a detective a man in jail told her the location of the body nearly two weeks before police found it.

Deputy Attorney General William Stokes tells WMTW-TV that a judge has denied Twardus’ bid for a new trial.

No sentencing date has been set.

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