Appeals court upholds conviction in 2010 slaying

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a 22-year-old man in a 2010 slaying in Columbia.

Judge Roger A. Page on Wednesday found no errors in the case of Michael Jarvis Shipp of Columbia. A jury convicted Shipp of shooting and killing Howard Baugh of Columbia on April 1, 2010.

Shipp claimed that he did not receive effective assistance of counsel at trial because his attorney failed to seek suppression of his statement to the police.

Shipp was 17-years-old at the time of the shooting, but his case was switched to adult court.

He is serving life in prison. Shipp is eligible for parole Dec. 27, 2068.