AZ Supreme Court allows sentences of ex-stockbroker's convictions to stand

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Steven DeMocker (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) Steven DeMocker (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
PHOENIX (AP) -

The Arizona Supreme Court is letting stand the convictions and sentences of a former Arizona stockbroker in the killing of his ex-wife.

An order Friday declines to review a lower court's October ruling that upheld Steven DeMocker's convictions for first-degree murder and other crimes and his sentences to natural life in prison plus 10 years.

A Yavapai County Superior Court jury in Prescott convicted DeMocker in the 2008 death of Carolyn Kennedy.

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Prosecutors said DeMocker bludgeoned Kennedy with a golf club at the Prescott-area home the two once shared, shattering her skull, and staged the home to make it look accidental.

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DeMocker maintained he was innocent and he said in court that he loved his former wife and was incapable of violence against her.

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