The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that it will not be hearing the appeal of a Warren man convicted of a murder at an apartment in the area.

According to the Trumbull County Prosecutor's Office, 42-year-old Cedrick Patterson's indefinite prison sentence of 44 to 49.5 years still stands.

Patterson was sentenced back in September of 2022 on charges of murder, having weapons while under disability, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

The charges stem from the fatal shooting of Bernard Owns at a northwest Warren high-rise apartments in December of 2021. During his trial in August of 2022, Patterson was also convicted of shooting another man at an neighboring high-rise.

In July of 2023, the 11th District Court of Appeal rejected claims by Patterson's lawyer that the court had erred in denying a bid to suppress evidence obtained during Patterson's interview with detectives.

Additionally, another error claim involving the trial court not splitting the felonious assault and murder offenses into separate cases was rejected.

The appellate judges found no merit in the argument that the state did not provide credible evidence beyond reasonable doubt that Patterson committed a felonious assault in November of 2021.

Patterson remains serving his sentence at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion.