Luke Mitchell has today been refused access to the Supreme
Court for an appeal against his conviction of murder.
Mitchell had previously requested that his case be referred
to the UK Supreme Court but judges at the High Court in Edinburgh turned him
down in June.
His legal team then turned to the Supreme Court to appeal
that rejection, but a panel of three judges stood by the decision made in Scotland and refused Mitchell permission to have his case heard.
Mitchell is in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Jodi
Jones, 14, in 2003. He was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to life imprisonment
with the judge imposing a minimum 20-year term.