Court denies Rios' appeal of conviction for 2004 murder

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | 5:38 p.m. CDT; updated 11:03 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 29, 2010

COLUMBIA — Steven Rios, the former Columbia police officer convicted for the 2004 murder of 23-year-old MU student Jesse Valencia, was denied an appeal Tuesday.