HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut court has upheld the 2012 murder conviction of a two-time killer who was found guilty of strangling his cellmate in prison and carving his name into the dead man’s chest.

The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1RCvbvx ) Jose Jusino was found guilty in November 2012 of murder and capital felony in the death of Reynaldo Robles of Bridgeport. Jusino was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Authorities the 29-year-old was serving a 30-year sentence in prison for the July 2005 killing of a man in New Haven when he strangled Nobles in 2009.

Jusino appealed his conviction, arguing that the judge wouldn’t allow his lawyers to raise a claim of extreme emotional distress. The state Appellate Court found that Jusino’s claims were without merit.

Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com