PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's highest court has rejected the appeal of a Newport man who's serving an 8-year sentence for killing his father.
Perley Goodrich Jr. was found guilty of manslaughter last year in the Oct. 26, 2009 shooting death of his father, Perley Goodrich Sr.
The 48-year-old Goodrich was also found guilty of aggravated assault for pistol-whipping his mother before shooting his father.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday upheld his manslaughter conviction.
In the appeal, Goodrich's attorney argued that the judge should have stopped Goodrich's trial when his attorney at the time said Goodrich wasn't engaged after failing to get his prescribed dosage of medication in jail.
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