Tampa, Florida -- Convicted cop killer Dontae Morris will not get a new trial.
That's what a judge decided on Tuesday, because of strong evidence.
Morris' attorneys argued for a retrial in the slayings of Tampa police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab, who were shot to death during a 2010 traffic stop.
The attorneys said a prospective juror tainted the entire jury pool when she made a statement about Morris' prior murder conviction during jury selection. They also argued that the judge shouldn't have allowed testimony from a jail deputy who heard Morris utter "I repent for killing," and that certain statements from the officers' widows should also not have been allowed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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