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Odessa Man Found Guilty of Capital Murder

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man has learned his sentence after being found guilty of capital murder.

It took jury members 35 minutes to find 28-year-old James Doyle Burwell guilty of three counts of capital murder.

As you may recall, Burwell was accused of murdering 76-year-old Dick Glover and 74-year-old Peggy Glover were found in their home by remodelers around 8:45 a.m.

Police say Burwell stabbed the couple in their home then took their credit cards and took off in their 2007 Lincoln Navigator.

A short time later, the SUV was located in Lubbock through the vehicle's GPS and that's where law enforcement arrested Burwell.

Burwell will automatically be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said in a statement on Thursday to NewsWest 9, "We appreciate the quick verdict of the jury. This was truly a reprehensible crime and we are glad that James Burwell was held responsible for it. Mr. Burwell will die in prison and he deserves nothing less. I hope that this verdict provides a sense of justice for the family of Dick and Peggy Glover."

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