Convicted murderer staying on death row

Johnny Calhoun killed a Holmes County woman in 2010. He was denied relief from his death sentence by the Florida Supreme Court Thursday. (WJHG/WECP)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A man convicted of a 2010 murder will remain on death row.

Johnny Calhoun was found guilty of kidnapping and murdering Mia Brown in December 2010. Her body was found burned inside her vehicle in Alabama.

Brown lived in Holmes County.

Calhoun was sentenced to death for the murder and 100 years for kidnapping.

Thursday, Calhoun was denied relief from his conviction and denied his habeas petition. Calhoun was saying that new evidence had come to light but the Florida Supreme Court said those claims of new evidence did not weaken the state's case against him.

You can read the entire opinion attached to this story.

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