Ex-pastor's post-conviction relief petition denied

A former Lebanon County pastor is being denied an appeal for the murder of his wife.  Arthur Schirmer is serving a life sentence for the 2008 murder of Betty Jean Schirmer.  He filed a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition with the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas citing ineffective assistance at trial, prosecutorial misconduct, double jeopardy and that the trial court lacked jurisdiction for his case. 

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