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North Texan Could Be Sent to Death Row for Killing 2 Sons

A North Texas man has been convicted of strangling his two young sons and hiding their bodies in the crawl space under the family's home.

Gabriel Armandariz of Graham could get the death penalty or life in prison without parole when the punishment phase begins Monday in Fort Worth.

Armandariz was convicted Friday of capital murder in the 2011 deaths of his sons, 8-month-old Luke and 2-year-old Gatlin.

Investigators say Armandariz had a dispute with the children's mother and sent her a photo of the baby hanging by the neck.

Graham is about 75 miles northwest of Fort Worth. The case was moved from Young County due to extensive publicity about the deaths.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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