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Appeals court upholds life sentence for Adam Frasch

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 11:35:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A murder conviction for a former Thomasville doctor sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife at their Golden Eagle home has been upheld by an appeals court.

On Wednesday, an appeals court upheld a conviction against Adam Frasch, who was found guilty in the murder of his wife, Samira, in 2017 and was sentenced to life in prison.

His attorneys appealed the conviction, asserting that the conviction should be thrown out because the court denied a motion for a new trial without a hearing and allowed state prosecutors to introduce "hearsay evidence."

That appeal was rejected by Florida's First District Court of Appeal who upheld Frasch's life sentencing.

Former French model and mother of two Samira Frasch's body was found floating in the couple's pool at their Golden Eagle home in 2014. This was just a few hours before Adam Frasch, her estranged husband, was seen leaving their home.

Adam Frasch was arrested later that day while in Panama City with the couple’s two daughters.

Adam was originally charged with breaking a custody agreement but was released from jail. However, he was sent back to jail when investigators found guns at his office, a violation of his pre-trial release.

After months of investigation, Adam was finally charged in his wife's murder in late 2014.