Supreme Court hears appeal of Houlton man's murder conviction

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - A Houlton man who's serving life in prison for killing a couple in Oakfield and setting their home on fire is appealing his conviction to the state's highest court.

Lawyers for 36-year old Matthew Davis argued their case before the Maine Supreme Court today.

Davis was found guilty of shooting 49-year-old Heidi Pratt and 51-year-old Michael Kitchen in 2013.

He was also convicted of arson, theft and aggravated criminal mischief.

Davis' lawyers contend the court made a mistake in allowing an eyewitness to identify Davis and his defense team should have been able to refute the reliability of eyewitness testimony, too.

They also say there wasn't enough evidence to find Davis guilty.

There's no timeline for the high court to hand down its ruling.