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Supreme Court upholds conviction and sentence in Patrick Gonzalez case
The Florida Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a man accused in the Billings murders.
Byrd and Melanie Billings were shot and killed during a home invasion robbery in 2009.
Patrick Gonzalez Junior was found to be the mastermind behind the crime.
He was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and was sentenced to death.
The heinous nature of the murders and Gonzalez's history of violence were key factors in his sentence and in the Supreme Court's decision to uphold.