CARSON CITY — A Las Vegas man who was sentenced to 21 years to life in state prison in the slaying of 1996 Olympic bronze medal boxer Rhoshii Wells in a Las Vegas apartment courtyard has had his conviction upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court.
Roger Randolph raised numerous issues on appeal, including that the jury instructions were improper and the District Court erred in admitting an autopsy photo.
A three-justice panel of the court rejected his claims and affirmed his first-degree murder conviction.
Randolph was sentenced in 2012 for shooting Wells in August 2008 while walking with his 4-year-old son through an apartment complex.
Authorities said the shooting happened after the two men argued, possibly over a dice game.
Wells’ professional record was 18-2 with 10 knockouts. His last professional bout was in 2005. His family said he was training for a comeback.
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