STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a motion by the state to day appeals for Willie Jerome Manning in state courts.
The state argues the issues are also being argued in federal court and any rulings there would apply to the state as well.
The motion was filed in Manning's conviction in the deaths of Emmoline Jimmerson and Alberta Jordan.
Both were found dead in an apartment at Brooksville Garden Apartments on January 18, 1993.
Police found no signs of forced entry, and the apartment was not ransacked.
Both women had been beaten about the head, and their throats were slashed.
Manning was convicted in 1994 and sentenced to death.
Currently, Manning has a motion before the U. S. Supreme Court to have them review his conviction and appeal.
The state argues that a refusal by the nation's highest court to review the case would bring to a conclusion any state and federal appeals in the case.
On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the states request without opinion.