OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – The Mississippi Court of Appeals will not review a conviction on aggravated assault and burglary in Oktibbeha County.
Akeem Rasheed, 48, was arrested for breaking into the home of a woman he was dating and stabbing a man she was with.
Investigators say both men had a relationship with the woman.
Rasheed was found guilty on both charges following a jury trial and sentenced to two life sentences as a habitual offender.
He appealed making several claims including the judge was wrong not to allow a jury instruction of self-defense in his case.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals initially upheld the conviction in August.
On Tuesday, the appellate court denied his request to rehear his appeal.