- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder convictions and life sentences of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law and the father-in-law’s sister.

The court ruling issued Thursday rejects the claim of ineffective counsel made by 67-year-old Aaron Eugene Carlile. The court rejected the claim by Carlile that his attorney should have argued for a jury instruction that included the crime of heat of passion manslaughter.

Carlile was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole for the May 2013 shooting deaths of 78-year-old Sonny Culwell and 80-year-old Almenia Culwell on the Culwells’ ranch in rural Love County.

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