The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declined Mark Sievers’ appeal of his conviction for first degree murder and the corresponding death sentence, as well as a conviction for conspiracy to commit murder.

According to court documents, Sievers’ attorneys argued in an appeal that the trial court’s decision violated his confrontational rights and “deprived him of the opportunity to investigate [Curtis Wayne] Motives for Wright’s murder [his wife] Dr. Sievers.”

Sievers was convicted in 2019 of plotting to kill his wife, Dr. Teresa Sievers, at their Bonita Beach home and paying Curtis Wayne Wright and Jimmy Rogers to do it. Wright was Sievers’ best friend. He and Rogers ambushed Teresa Sievers after she returned home from a family vacation in Connecticut.

Wright was offered 25 years in prison in exchange for his testimony linking Sievers and Rogers to the crime.

READ MORE: Convicted killer of Teresa Sievers, Jimmy Rogers, maintains his innocence and plans to seek a new trial

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