- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court won’t review a lower court’s decision to reduce the conviction and sentence of a man who gunned down a patron at a fast food restaurant in eastern Ohio.

A state appeals court had reduced the conviction of 35-year-old Timothy Daniel from aggravated murder to murder, and adjusted his life prison sentence to 18 years-to-life.

The Zanesville Times Recorder (https://ohne.ws/1zBS0KB ) reports that the Muskingum County prosecutor’s office appealed, but the Supreme Court has now notified the office that it won’t hear the case.

Prosecutors contended that 61-year-old Charles Hooper was fatally shot at a Zanesville Burger King restaurant in October 2013 after he intervened in an argument between Daniel and Daniel’s then-girlfriend.

Daniel represented himself in the trial.

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