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AR Supreme Court denies Region 8 murder case appeal

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions of a man who was charged with his son in the slayings of four family members in northeast Arkansas.

The Thursday ruling denied Billy Dale Green's request that the charges against him be dismissed, based on his claim of misconduct by the prosecutor. Green also said a new trial would constitute double jeopardy.

Authorities say Green and his son, Charles "Chad" Green killed Carl and Lisa Elliott and their two young children, Felicia and Gregory.

Billy Green is accused of killing the family in 1998 in a dispute over 10 stolen marijuana plants. He was tried, convicted and sent to death row largely on the basis of testimony from his son, who said he saw his father commit the murders.

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