The murder conviction of a Charleston man will stand, according to a recent state court ruling.

The S.C. Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal of 21-year-old Frederick L. Flowers, of Wimbee Drive, on Wednesday.

Frederick was sentenced to 40 years in prison by Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson after a jury in Charleston found him guilty of murder in August 2012.

Flowers, who was 18 at the time of the killing, was convicted in the shooting death of 25-year-old James Javon Smith.

Smith was shot multiple times while he sat in a car on St. Clair Drive on March 1, 2011.

He was driven by his father and left at a fire station on Ashley River Road, where he died, according to authorities.

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