- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A man convicted of murdering a Hamptons businessman in 2001 has been denied a new trial.

A spokesman for Suffolk County prosecutors says the New York state appeals court made the ruling on Thursday.

An attorney for Daniel Pelosi had argued that his client’s conviction in the bludgeoning death of Ted Ammon was tainted by prosecutorial misconduct.

The sensational case attracted national headlines and prompted a made-for-television movie. After the killing, the Long Island handyman married Ammon’s wife, Generosa, and later moved into the East Hampton home where Ammon was killed.

Pelosi’s attorney had claimed a prosecutor was hostile toward his client when he testified in his own defense.

District Attorney Thomas Spota says he is pleased with the decision.

Pelosi is serving 27½ years to life in prison.

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