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06/14/05 - Lufkin

Lufkin Lawyer Plans To Appeal Murder Conviction

It's been a week since a Lufkin teenager was found guilty of killing his unborn twin sons. Now, the appeals process for Gerardo Flores is underway.

His attorney calls the guilty verdict disappointing, but not completely unexpected.

The landmark case was the first to be tried under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, designed to protect mothers from prosecution for the death of their unborn children.

Ryan Deaton said, "There have been no other set of facts like these. There have been other cases involving the death of fetuses, but nothing involving two kids who agreed to end the pregnancy like [Gerardo Flores and Erica Basoria] did."

Flores got a life sentence. The appeals process can take anywhere from six months to a year to complete.

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