Police and Courts
7:46 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Court Hearing Scheduled in 2005 Murder Case

A court hearing is scheduled concerning a 2005 double homicide near Royse City. Attorneys representing a man convicted of capital murder in the slaying of his parents are asking for a second round of testing of evidence seized from the murder scene.

The hearing has been scheduled Tuesday in the 354th district court, at which time judge Richard A. Beacom may decide rather to grant the latest motion filed by appeal attorneys for Brandon Dale Woodruff.

Woodruff is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted of capital murder  in connection with the death of his parents, Dennis and Norma Woodruff.

Earlier this year, Woodruff’s attorney sought DNA testing on hairs found in the hand of his mother claiming the hairs could belong to whomever killed the couple. But in a second motion seeking DNA testing, attorney Gary A. Udashen said the hairs in Norma’s left hand were tested and were shown to belong to her.

Udashen is now asking tests on a stain from Norma’s shirt.