|Officer Bryan Hurst|
CINCINNATI — A death row inmate who killed a Columbus police officer during a bank robbery in 2005 has lost an appeal of his conviction and death sentence.
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Tuesday turned down 24 different claims from 38-year-old Daryl Lawrence.
In a 75-page ruling, the judges disagreed with all of Lawrence's arguments, finding that he received a fair trial.
Lawrence was convicted of eight charges from four Ohio bank robberies, including murder.
Prosecutors say Lawrence shot 33-year-old Officer Bryan Hurst above his bulletproof vest at a bank. Hurst was working off duty as a bank guard to earn extra money to support his wife and baby daughter.