- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas’ highest criminal court has upheld the death sentence of a Dallas man convicted of drowning his two young sons in a creek four years ago because he was angry with their mother for breaking up with him.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday rejected arguments from attorneys for 36-year-old Naim Rasool Muhammad that there were 54 errors at his 2013 Dallas trial.

Among their claims, attorneys contended evidence was insufficient, improper jury selection left Muhammad with a biased jury, and some autopsy photos, testimony and prosecution closing arguments all were improper.

Evidence showed Muhammad forced the boys, 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah, and their mother into a car. After she managed to flee, he drove to a creek and held their heads under water.



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