Daniel Harmon's request to get a new trial has been turned down by state district judge Glennon Everett.

Everett sentenced the 43-year-old Harmon to the mandatory life in prison sentence after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Christine Marie Wood.

Several witnesses testified during Harmon's five day trial in April. Officials testified that Wood had been raped, shot in the head, and then she was set on fire.

The twelve members jurors deliberated for nine hours before they voted 10-2 for Harmon's conviction in Wood's death in July 1989.

Harmon received his sentence of life in prison without parole, and the judge has denied Harmon's request for a new trial.