Megan Kanka

Left: Megan Kanka, of Hamilton, N.J., who was 7 years old when a twice-convicted sex offender who lived near her home raped and killed her in 1994 (Courtesy of Kanka Family); Right: Jesse Timmendequas the man convicted of killing Megan Kanka  (credit: Daniel Hulshizer/AP)

Court: Jesse Timmendequas, Man Convicted Of Killing Megan Kanka, Can Continue Appeal

The man convicted of killing a 7-year-old girl who became the namesake of Megan’s Laws across the country should be allowed to pursue claims that his lawyers were ineffective, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.