BOISE -- The Idaho Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man who prosecutors said caused the death of a Boise woman and set fire to her home in 2011.
Lloyd Hardin McNeil was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, arson and grand theft in connection with the death of Natalie Davis and sentenced to 54 years in prison. The judge said he would have to serve at least 25 years before he will be eligible for parole.
McNeil appealed, contending in part that the evidence was insufficient to support his manslaughter conviction and that the judge abused her discretion.
The appellate court ruled Friday that there was plenty of evidence to support the conviction and that McNeil failed to show any reversible error by the lower court.