- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentences of a 23-year-old man convicted in the drug-related shooting deaths of a man and a woman.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the ruling Friday in the case of Darrell Deshonne Brown, who was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for the June 19, 2012, deaths of 30-year-old Edward Allen Jr. and 25-year-old Demetra Boyce at a northeast Oklahoma City apartment complex.

Allen, a known drug dealer, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and Boyce died of multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators alleged in an affidavit that Brown and an associate were upset over being sold a form of methamphetamine instead of crack cocaine.

Brown’s defense attorney, Andrea Digilio Miller, declined comment on the court’s ruling.

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