PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Scottsdale man who killed his two young sons in 2010.
The high court said in a ruling released Wednesday that the trial judge should have allowed testimony about Andre Leteve's (Leh-tah-VAY's) impulsive traits to rebut prosecutors' contention that the crime was premeditated. But the court ruled that the error was harmless because there was overwhelming evidence Leteve planned to kill his 1- and 5-year-old sons at the family's home.
The court also rejected several other arguments made by Leteve's attorney.
A jury convicted him of killing Asher and Alec Leteve by shooting each in the head. He then botched a suicide attempt.
Leteve was a real-estate broker facing financial ruin and divorce when he shot the children.