One of two men who killed a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut, has dropped his appeal of his conviction.
Steven Hayes had been on Connecticut's death row, but he was spared execution last year when a state court outlawed capital punishment.
The Hartford Courant reports that his lawyer withdrew the appeal on Wednesday.
A hearing on the appeal had been scheduled for July 13 before the state Supreme Court.
Hayes and an accomplice, Joshua Komisarjevsky, were convicted in the slayings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and her two daughters, 11-year-old Michaela. and 17-year-old Hayley, after a night of torment inside the family's suburban home.
Komisarjevsky's appeal of his conviction is still pending.