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PRINCETON (WVVA) - A convicted murderer Sentenced to life without parole is looking to appeal his conviction.

28-year old Marcus McKinley was back in court in Mercer County Thursday.

Last month McKinley was found guilty by a jury of the 2011 shooting death of 18-year old Ayana Patton of Bluefield.

Patton and McKinley shared a child.

View WVVA.com's previous reports on the McKinley case

Circuit Court Judge Omar Aboulhosn is in the process of issuing a written opinion in the case.

The judge also appointed new council to represent McKinley for appeal purposes.

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