Appeals court upholds life sentences for Blair

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An appeals court has upheld six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for a Kansas City man convicted of killing six women.

The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District on Tuesday denied Terry Blair's claims that the evidence didn't support his convictions or that his statements to police should have been held back because investigators didn't record their conversations with him.

Blair was convicted in March 2008 of 6 counts of first-degree murder in the 2004 slayings. The bodies of the victims were found in an area of Kansas City frequented by drug dealers and prostitutes.

Most of the evidence was circumstantial but the appeals court said it was sufficient to support the convictions. It also said there was no constitutional obligation for police to record interviews with suspects.

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