- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state appeals court is upholding three convictions of a man sentenced to death in the slaying of an elderly couple in Mobile County in 2007.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals refused Friday to overturn Aubrey Lynn Shaw’s three capital murder convictions in the deaths of 83-year-old Doris Gilbert and 79-year-old Robert Gilbert.

But the judges set aside a fourth capital murder conviction for Shaw because of a mistake in a sentencing order.

The court told a judge to prepare a new sentencing order within 60 days, and Shaw will remain on death row.

Shaw was convicted of killing the Gilberts during a burglary and theft at their home. The two had a total of 50 stab wounds.

Shaw claimed he was too intoxicated to kill them intentionally.

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