Mosley was ordered to serve a minimum term of 30 years for the killing of Mr Smith, of Potton, Bedfordshire, but today took his bid to clear his name to the Court of Appeal.
His lawyers argued that violence between the families outside Cambridge Crown Court during the trial may have skewed the jury's view of the case.
Police had been unable to control those who congregated outside, resulting in what the trial judge described as "pandemonium".
John Black QC, for Mosley, today argued that the chaos in the street was enough to make the jury's verdict "unsafe".Hmmm, a convincing argument?
But rejecting the appeal bid, Lord Justice Simon said, if anything, the jury were likely to have been prejudiced against the Smith family if they saw what happened.LOL!
H/T: CJ Nerd via email