A state appeals court has affirmed the capital murder conviction and life prison sentence given to Brandon Dale Woodruff for the 2005 deaths of his parents.

The Sixth District Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case in October during a special session in Bonham. The three-judge panel handed down its unanimous decision concerning the appeal of the 2009 trial and its outcome Friday morning.

Justice Jack Carter authored the lengthy ruling, which overruled numerous arguments raised by appeal attorneys Bruce Anton and Gary A. Udashen.

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