The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider a Laurel man's request that he be allowed to file a post-conviction petition seeking to overturn his conviction for the killing of his ex-girlfriend.
The Supreme Court turned down the petition by Zachary Johnson Monday.
In a post-conviction petition, an inmate argues he has found new evidence, or a possible constitutional issue, that could persuade a court to order a new trial.
Johnson was sentenced to life in prison for the March 21, 2000, shooting death of Verendia Hill. He was convicted by a Jones County jury in 2002.