The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has upheld a previous decision to deny bail for a Halifax man who was sentenced last year to six and a half years in prison in the death of his infant daughter.

Ashiqur Rahman asked Chief Justice Michael MacDonald to launch a review in the event his application for bail was rejected as he awaits an appeal of his conviction.

In a decision released today, MacDonald said there is nothing to question the appeal court's ruling that denied Rahman bail, saying a review would be futile.

Rahman was sentenced a year ago after being convicted of manslaughter and aggravated assault in the July 2009 death of seven-week old Aurora Breakthrough.

His sentence was reduced by two years and three months by the trial judge for time served in remand.

A date for Rahman's appeal has not been set, but an appeal court panel will hear a motion for new evidence in October.