Circuit Court Judge Mark Duncan has denied a motion for appeal from a Philadelphia man convicted of shooting into a residence last year.

Jeremy Jerome Brown, 27, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on July 16 stemming from a series of drive-by shootings in February  2018.

Prosecutors convinced the jury that Brown fired shots into a home on west Walnut Street where an unidentified female was wounded.

Brown was originally charged with attempted murder.

In his appeal, Brown’s defense attorneys claimed evidence used against Brown that had not been properly presented and that prosecutors had not provided significant ballistic or forensic evidence to tie Brown to the crime.

The defense argued that there wasn’t sufficient evidence, and the jury disagreed. 

Then the defense argued after the guilty verdict that he deserves a new trial, and the judge disagreed.