An appeal by former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez, related to his murder conviction in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, has been denied.
In the ruling, Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said that the evidence was in favor of prosecutors.
Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole for Lloyd's murder.
The first-degree murder conviction carries an automatic sentence of life without parole.
Still pending is a separate request from Hernandez's lawyers to investigate an anonymous tip that a juror in the case might have been untruthful during jury selection.