- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Clarke County man in the 2012 fatal shooting of a utility worker.

Keith Davis was convicted of murder in 2013 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Authorities say Nathan Baker, an East Mississippi Electric Power Association employee, had gone to Davis’ house in June of 2012 to turn off the electricity for nonpayment.

Prosecutors say Davis shot Baker and dumped Baker’s body in Wayne County.

In his appeal, Davis argued there was no evidence to support the jury’s verdict.

The Appeals Court said Tuesday the jury heard evidence that Baker was unarmed and made no threat to Davis.

The court also said there was no evidence to support Davis’ argument that he acted in self-defense.

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