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WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
Jason Payne, currently serving a life sentence for the murders of his wife and stepson, will stand trial again for the killings. The court says that though the evidence in the case was legally sufficient to support Payne's conviction, the case is remanded for a new trial because the 12th Court of Appeals erred in admitting certain statements during the trial, stating they were inadmissible hearsay.
The State Court of Criminal Appeals said that those statements were likely harmful, so they have granted a new trial.