The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a post-conviction appeal from Virgil Breeden, Jr.
Breeden pleaded guilty to conspiring with an undercover sheriff's deputy to have a Petal couple considering legal action against him killed.
Breeden was sentenced in 2007 to 15 years in prison.
A Forrest County judge denied Breeden's post-conviction petition in 2011.
The Court of Appeals Tuesday rejected Breeden's contention that his plea was involuntary because his lawyer didn't do a good job.
Breeden pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted capital murder.
An undercover deputy said in court documents that he was offered $1,000 to kill Frank and Jerrine Wilson, whom Breeden alleged were pressuring him to finish the remodeling of a building.