The man sentenced in the second-degree murder of a Lafayette cab driver in 2009 did not get any relief from the state appeals court.

They have upheld his robbery and murder conviction.

In October of last year, the jury found 23-year-old Kevin Gildhouse guilty of robbing and shooting 33-year-old Wallace Badeaux.

Badeaux was a cab driver for Dixie Cab Company.

Gildhouse argued that there was not enough evidence for the jury to convict him.

Gildhouse also complained that his attorney improperly blocked him from asking some questions during cross examination of what he called a key witness in the case.

The 3rd Cicurit Court of Appeals turned down Gildhouse's challenge this week.