HOUSTON (AP) – The state’s highest criminal court has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence given to a Fort Worth man for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected what attorneys for 38-year-old Kwame Rockwell said were 21 errors at his Tarrant County trial last year. The appeal included claims that evidence was both improperly admitted and insufficient to convict him and send him to death row, that some jurors improperly were excused and some arguments made by prosecutors in closing statements were improper.READ MORE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Rob Chase Bank In Weatherford
A 22-year-old store clerk, Daniel Rojas, and a 70-year-old bread deliveryman, Jerry Burnett, were fatally shot.
Rockwell was arrested four days later in San Antonio after trying to flee from police.READ MORE: Family Of 'Kind Hearted, Caring' Man Slain In Oak Lawn Question Robbery As Motive In 'Senseless' Crime
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