North Texas grandmother's killer loses appeal

North Texas grandmother's killer loses appeal

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Posted on June 18, 2014 at 12:23 PM

HOUSTON (AP) - The state's highest criminal court has upheld the death sentence of a Fort Worth man convicted of killing a 61-year-old grandmother at her Johnson County home four years ago.
   
Jurors deliberated about an hour in 2012 before sending Mark Anthony Soliz to death row.
   
Soliz's lawyers contended there were 18 errors at his trial in Cleburne. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected all of the claims.
   
Evidence showed Nancy Weatherly, fatally shot during a robbery at her rural home near Godley, was one of two people he killed during an eight-day crime spree that included thefts, burglaries, a carjacking and other shootings. The murder weapon came from a Fort Worth home burglary.
   
Soliz doesn't have an execution date. He still can appeal to federal courts.
 

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