An Illinois appellate court upholds a court decision in the 2015 murder trial of a Quincy man.

The appellate court in Springfield ruled last Tuesday that an error did not occur in the admission of evidence in the murder trial of 21 year old Gavin Masters.

Masters was convicted of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder in the 2015 killing of 21 year old Randy Bowser-Smith and the shooting of Skyler Osborne.

Masters’ attorney argued that testimony that Masters tried to steal a firearm ten days before the shooting was inadmissible. The appellate court disagreed.

Masters is serving a 115 year prison sentence.