An appeal of convicted murderer Nate Wood ran out of steam recently after the Kentucky Supreme Court rendered an opinion on Nov. 23 affirming the verdict reached by a Barren Circuit Court Jury.

Wood was convicted in 2003 of the kidnapping and murder of his ex-girlfriend Anna Jones, 33.

A jury found him guilty of fatally shooting Jones and injuring her companion, Fred Tisdale, while the two were seated in their vehicle in January 2001 near the Farmer’s Rural Electric Cooperative on Broadway Street.

Wood’s attorney filed an appeal in the case citing a number of issues, including improper application of the law by the trial court and improper jury selection, according to a press release by issued the Barren County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

The opinion, written by Justice Johnstone, concluded, “reversal was not warranted.” The entire court concurred with the opinion expressed.

“I am very pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling,” Commonwealth Attorney Karen Davis said.

“Mr. Wood received a fair trial. I believe this ruling is a good example of the strength of our legal system in Barren County.”

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