JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court will not review the case of a man who claims his indictment in an armed robbery case violates double jeopardy laws.
Ronald Gene Johnston, 60, is serving 90 years after pleading guilty to three counts of armed robbery in Lowndes County Circuit Court in 1983.
He appealed in 2011 claiming the robbery was in fact one incident and his sentence was a violation of double jeopardy laws.
In July of 2012, the Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled because Johnson took items from three individuals during the robbery, the charges and sentence were appropriate under law