The man who is convicted of killing a northern New Mexico family with a pickax will not get a third trial.

Nicholas Ortiz was found guilty of killing Dixie, Lloyd and Steven Ortiz in their El Rancho home in 2011 during a botched burglary.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Ortiz’s first trial ended in a mistrial with the second ending in a conviction.

The defense filed a motion asking for a  third trial, citing several issues. A district court granted that motion, but the State Supreme Court reversed that decision. 

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