Murder convict, Atlee Alexander will have to serve out his full sentence after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal to reduce his sentence this afternoon.
Alexander killed a pregnant mother and her two pre-teen daughters when he deliberately set fire to their home in 1997.
The convict had initially received a mandatory death sentence for the crime but the execution was stayed two days before it was to be carried out.
Since then mandatory sentences of death were ruled unconstitutional.
In 2016, during a resentencing hearing, Alexander received a new sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of early release after 42 years.
The appellant’s lawyer argued the breaches of his client’s constitutional rights should have resulted in a more lenient sentence.
The panel of Court of Appeal Justices disagreed however and the sentence was upheld since they could find no error in the ruling of the sentencing judge.
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