- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The murder conviction of a felon in the 2010 shooting death of a San Diego police officer has been upheld by an appellate court.

Alex Charfauros was sentenced to more than 85 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Officer Christopher Wilson.

Charfauros was not the gunman, but prosecutors said he set events in motion that led to Wilson’s death.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1ipacPJ) a three-judge panel of the 4th Appellate Court on Friday upheld the second-degree murder conviction.

Wilson was shot in the head in 2010 while authorities were checking up on Charfauros, who was on probation for weapons convictions, and another man.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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