(AP) - A Chicago man convicted last year of killing a St. Paul police officer in 1970 lost his appeal before the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Ronald Reed is serving a life sentence in the ambush killing of James Sackett. The officer was shot while answering a fake call about a pregnant woman in labor May 22, 1970.
Reed and a co-defendant were convicted in separate trials. Key witnesses came forward to give investigators the evidence they needed to bring a case more than three decades after the murder.
Reed was working as a pipefitter in Chicago when he was arrested in 2005.
He had argued to the Supreme Court that his conviction was flawed in several respects, but justices ruled Thursday that there was nothing in his appeal that merited a new trial.
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