The Mississippi Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday on a Hinds County robbery case.
24-year-old Malcolm Horton was sentenced in 2016 for the armed robbery of two Jackson restaurants in 2012 when he was 19-years-old.
He was convicted of robbing a Popeyes and Waffle House.
Horton wanted a new sentence or a new trial, claiming the court erred in allowing evidence of other bad acts including the carjacking of a woman in Jackson.
Police say Horton gave a written statement admitting he committed the carjacking.
The Court of Appeals is upholding his sentence of 20 years for armed robbery and 5 years for an enhanced penalty because he used a firearm.
Horton is scheduled for release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections in the year 2040.
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