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.

Dontae Morris is denied a new trial on charges he killed two Tampa police officers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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