A California appeals court upheld a murder conviction of an Oakland resident found guilty of murdering his friend at Bucks Lake in August 2015.
District Attorney David Hollister shared the new court ruling that was announced in early September.
A Plumas County jury found Sheldon Nicholas Steward, 26, guilty in the murder of Trevor Hominski, 20, during a camping trip to Bucks Lake. The pair had taken LSD during the trip and had a falling out.
The case was tried in Plumas County Superior court last year.
Steward is serving a sentence of 26 years to life for first-degree murder using a knife and setting fire to Hominski’s body in a protected forest.