The State Court of Appeals upheld a Genesee County man's conviction in the death of his business partner.
Scott Doll of Corfu, was convicted in July 2010 of second degree murder in the death of Joseph Benaquist.
Benaquist's body was found in the driveway of his Pembroke home in February of 2009.
A lower court denied Doll's appeal last summer.
Doll's attorney claimed police never read Doll his Miranda rights before questioning him.
The appeals court agreed with the lower court saying Miranda warnings do not have to be given if an emergency exists that demands immediate attention.
Police questioned Doll before Benaquist's body was discovered because they said they discovered Doll first with blood all over him walking down the road. Benaquist's
body was later found in a driveway.