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Irving man on death row for killing his girlfriend, her daughter, 17, loses state court appeal

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HOUSTON — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence of a Dallas-area man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her daughter during a jealous rage four years ago.

Attorneys for 42-year-old Tyrone Cade of Irving argued that his trial in 2012 was marked by 44 errors, including problems with jury instructions, admission of evidence, improper testimony and insufficient evidence to support a death penalty verdict.

The state's highest criminal court Wednesday rejected each claim.

Cade's lawyers at his trial said he was insane when he fatally stabbed 37-year-old Mischell Fuller and her 17-year-old daughter Desaree Hoskins at their home. Evidence showed Cade's relationship with Fuller was deteriorating.

Evidence also showed Cade confessed to the slayings in a 911 call from a pay phone in a police station.

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