The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a death sentence for Brandon Astor Jones on Friday.
Jones was convicted of killing Roger Tackett, the manager of a Tenneco convenience store in Cobb County, during a 1979 robbery. He was sentenced to death.
A federal judge later granted Jones a new sentencing trial because jurors had improperly been allowed to bring a Bible into the deliberation room. He was re-sentenced to death during a 1997 trial.