Appeals court upholds conviction, death penalty for John Allen Rubio

John Allen Rubio // File Photo

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled on Wednesday to uphold the conviction and death penalty for Brownsville child killer John Allen Rubio.

Brownsville police arrested Rubio and his common-law wife Angela Camacho for the murders and decapitations of their three children back in March 2003.

Rubio was convicted and given the death penalty back in November 2003 while Camacho got a life sentence.

A higher court granted Rubio a new trial, which ended with him being found guilty and sentenced to death again back in in August 2010.

Rubio's case has been tied up in courts for the appeals process ever since.

The Court of Criminal Appeals issued a ruling on Wednesday morning saying that the court unanimously rejected Rubio's four arguments as being "without merit."

According to the ruling, the court upheld the Augsut 2010 conviction and the death penalty.