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Conviction upheld in Wood murder case

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - An appellate court has upheld the conviction of a man found guilty last year in the 1989 killing of Christine Marie Wood whose body was set afire to disguise the slaying.

A three-judge panel of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected seven trial deficiencies defendant Daniel Harmon said occurred during his trial last year, including claiming there was not enough evidence to convict him.

Harmon's attorney said he would not ask the Louisiana Supreme Court for a review of the 3rd Circuit's decision.

Harmon, now 43, is serving life in prison after a 12-person jury decided 10-2 on April 30, 2013, that he was guilty of second-degree murder in Wood's death on July 25, 1989.

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