CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - A Corinth man has lost his attempt to have his attempted murder conviction thrown out on appeal.
Desmond Patterson, 23, is serving a 30-year sentence in connection with the beating and shooting of Kelin Edgeston in April 2016.
The court record says the two men had disagreements over time, but Patterson began to threaten to kill Edgeston.
On the day of the shooting, Patterson is accused of firing several shots and chasing Edgeston.
Court records say he found him hiding behind a car, hit him in the head with the gun and then shot at him.
Edgeston was treated at the hospital for the head injury and two injuries caused by bullets grazing his face.
Several people testified about the incident at trial and an Alcorn County Circuit Court jury found him guilty.
Patterson appealed claiming there was not enough physical evidence to support the conviction.
He also says prosecutors should not have been allowed to use his Facebook posts during the trial.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals denied his appeals today.