MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A judge has denied a new trial for a Minot man convicted of murder in the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend last year.

A jury in May convicted 28-year-old Bradley Morales in the August 2017 death of 25-year-old Sharmaine Leake after an apparent domestic dispute. He faces life in prison when he's sentenced Sept. 28.

Morales objected to a presentence investigation and requested a new trial. The Minot Daily News reports that Judge Doug Mattson declined, saying there was sufficient evidence to convict Morales of murder.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com