LANCASTER – A Christiana man previously convicted of killing 26-year-old Julius Dale III in 2016 had his post-conviction petition denial affirmed by the PA Superior Court. 37-year-old Lucas Newnam was found guilty by jury of criminal homicide on August 4, 2017 and sentenced to life imprisonment five days later. Newnam attempted to get a retrial in 2019, arguing prison visit conversations with his mother should not have been allowed at trial, his statement to police should not have been presented to the jury, and that he should’ve been allowed to change his attorney 10 days before trial. PA Superior Court Judge Deborah Kunselman found Newnam’s claims to lack merit.