PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's highest court has rejected the appeal of a 24-year-old man convicted of manslaughter and drunken driving in the hit-and-run death of a University of Maine student.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of Garrett Cheney, who's serving seven years for hitting Jordyn Bakley of Camden on an Orono street on Jan. 30, 2010.
In his appeal, Cheney argued that the evidence was insufficient to support a manslaughter conviction.
He also challenged Justice William Anderson's decision allow testimony to continue after three jurors were approached by an unidentified man outside of the courtroom who told them to convict Cheney and "Don't pull a Casey Anthony on us," referring to the woman who was acquitted of murder in Florida in the death of her 2-year-old daughter.
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