ATLANTA (AP) - A man convicted of killing an Augusta pizza manager 14 years ago has lost another round in a bid to overturn his death sentence.
A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the rejection by lower courts of Mark Howard McClain's habeas corpus petition challenging his death sentence.
McClain shot Kevin Scott Brown, the manager of a Domino's Pizza on Washington Road, and stole about $100 early the morning of Nov. 20, 1994.
On appeal, he claimed his lawyer provided ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to adequately investigate mitigating evidence for the penalty phase of the trial.