The state Supreme Court won't hear the appeal of a Providence man convicted in the 2013 Christmas Eve killing of a rival gang member in Pawtucket.
Jose Lopez had claimed the trial judge overlooked and misinterpreted evidence.
WPRI-TV reports the court affirmed Lopez's murder conviction in a written ruling released this week. It determined the judge hadn't made any error in weighing evidence.
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Lopez was sentenced last year to two consecutive life terms for the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ryan Almeida. The now-19-year-old Lopez was 17 at the time of the killing.
Police said Lopez and two other members of a gang associated with a Providence housing complex were looking to retaliate against the East Side Posse for killing a friend when they ambushed Almeida and Lopez fatally shot him.