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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man sentenced to die for a 2009 slaying says police violated his rights by tracking his location through his cellphone.

David Hosier’s lawyer argued to the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday that police had no right to trace his phone. Police used phone signals to locate Hosier in Oklahoma shortly after Angela and Rodney Gilpin were found dead at her Jefferson City apartment.

Hosier was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Angela Gilpin. Prosecutors say Hosier had a relationship with her while she was separated from her husband. Hosier has not been tried in Rodney Gilpin’s death.

Prosecutors deny Hosier’s claim that the gun used in the killings and later found in his car by Oklahoma police should not be used as evidence.