Lawyers for Neil Entwistle had sought a re-trial, arguing evidence obtained during the warrantless searches of the family home in Massachusetts while police were looking for his wife and daughter should have been dismissed at the trial.
But Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court, today upheld the conviction.
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A largely fine day is expected, with some long sunny spells. However the sunshine may turn a little hazy later in the day.
Tuesday will be another fine day with plenty of sunshine. Shropshire and Staffordshire will be a little cloudier, and a breeze will develop.
Two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of Thomas Jones have been released from custody and are no longer being treated as suspects.