Miss. Supreme Court won't hear appeal in Vicksburg slaying

The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Zachary Conner.

He was convicted in 2005 for his role in the robbery and murder of a Vicksburg man.

The state Court of Appeals upheld Conner's conviction in May.

Prosecutors said Conner was angry after Christopher Cage won $240 in a dice game. Cage was found shot to death on a Vicksburg street in 2004.

According to the court record, two witnesses testified they saw Conner shoot Cage and run away.

Conner was sentenced to life in prison, 20 years for armed robbery and five years for shooting into an occupied dwelling.