Convicted killer Jamie Madrigal's appeal of the decision to deny his motion to withdraw his guilty pleas was upheld in a ruling released Friday by the 6th District Court of Appeals.
The appellate court affirmed Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick McDonald's April 22 decision. Both courts agreed that Madrigal's consecutive life sentences were imposed properly and that he did not have a right to withdraw his pleas.
Sentenced in January, 2007, to two consecutive life terms, Madrigal was convicted for the aggravated murder of Larry Loose, a dishwasher at a Maumee restaurant, and the kidnapping of six others. He was also sentenced for the 1996 aggravated murder of Misty Fisher, who was shot during the robbery of a KFC at South Avenue and Anthony Wayne Trail where she worked.
In an agreement reached after a federal appeals court overturned his death-penalty conviction for Miss Fisher's death, Madrigal avoided the death penalty and was sentenced to 126 years to life in prison.