Nathan Randolph, 55, was convicted by a jury in December of first degree murder in the death of his ex-wife, Alnita Coleman Randolph.
Today, a judge upheld the jury's sentence.
A jury suggested he be sentenced to life in prison. On April 22, 2009, Randolph was arrested after police say Randolph ran at officers with a knife, leading to a shoot-out on Broad Street near the VCU campus. Later, they found the body of his fiancé murdered in his home. The coroner says she was strangled with a necktie.
Prosecutors say the charges in that case will likely be dropped because of Randolph's sentence in Coleman's murder.