- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a man in the 1991 death of an Albuquerque woman.

State Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that the court affirmed last year’s conviction of Anthony John Morris.

Albuquerque police investigators renewed efforts in 2011 to solve the cold case of 23-year-old Mary Dupris.

Although she appeared to have been run over by a car, medical examiners determined Dupris also was shot in the head.

Blood was found under Dupris’ fingernails and on her shirt. Police matched DNA evidence from the crime scene to Morris and brought charges against him in September 2014.

Morris was convicted in March 2015 and sentenced to life in prison. He appealed to the state Supreme Court, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence.

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