WASHINGTON State’s highest court has denied a request by two former West Vancouver men to re-examine their convictions for three brutal murders.
On Thursday, justices from the Washington State Supreme Court rejected a request from Atif Rafay and Sebastian Burns to review their case.
Rafay and Burns asked for the review after the state’s appeals court rejected a bid to overturn their convictions last June.
In that decision, a panel of three appeal court judges upheld the original verdicts finding Rafay and Burns each guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the 1994 killings of Rafay's father, mother and autistic sister in the Rafays' Seattle-area home.
The former West Vancouver high school friends are each serving three consecutive life sentences for the murders.