US Supreme Court Denies Appeal For Nebraska Man

The US Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal from a man who argued that the emotional testimony of the victim's mother unfairly swayed the jury.      

Lucky Iromuanya was convicted of shooting to death University of Nebraska soccer star Jenna Cooper in 2004.

He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.      

Iromuanya didn't deny firing the shot that killed Cooper.

His lawyers argued that he never intended to kill anyone, but meant to fire a warning shot after being confronted at a party and accused of theft.     

Iromuanya's lawyers balked at the testimony of Mary Ellen Cooper, who sobbed as she identified her daughter in court.

Meanwhile, prosecutors showed the jury a photo of Jenna as she lay bloodied on an operating table.