The Washington state Court of Appeals has denied a request by convicted murderer Kevin Hilton to reconsider its decision upholding his conviction.
Hilton appealed his 2008 conviction for the deaths of his Richland landlords, Larry and Josephine Ulrich, but the appellate court unanimously upheld the conviction in September.
Lenell Nussbaum, Hilton's attorney in Seattle, asked the court last month to reconsider its decision. She told the Herald on Monday that she now intends to petition the state Supreme Court to review the appeals court decision.
Nussbaum has 30 days to file her petition for review with the high court.
Hilton twice has been found guilty by a jury of two counts of aggravated first-degree murder for the March 20, 2002, deaths of Josephine Ulrich, 67, and Larry, 72.
His first conviction was overturned because of invalid search warrants at the Mahan Avenue duplex that Hilton rented from the Ulrichs.
His second trial was moved to Asotin County because of extensive Tri-City media coverage.