Wesley Earnest's murder conviction will stand.
Earnest appealed his 20-10 conviction, saying a fingerprint expert should have been allowed to testify at his trial.
But the state Court of Appeals didn't buy it.
Earnest was convicted in 2010 of killing his wife Jocelyn in 2007. He was an assistant principal at Heritage High School. The couple was going through a divorce at the time of her death. He is serving a life sentence.
The appeal was in regards to not allowing Dr. Jennifer Mnookin testify as an expert witness in fingerprint methodology, and refusing to allow Mnookin to offer contradicting testimony from an expert witness for the Commonwealth.
Click here to read the published opinion from the Court of Appeals of Virginia.