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Supreme Court upholds convictions of Woodburn bank bombers

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Joshua Turnidge (left) and Bruce Turnidge (right) Joshua Turnidge (left) and Bruce Turnidge (right)
The West Coast Bank where Bruce and Joshua Turnidge were convicted of planting a bomb in 2008 The West Coast Bank where Bruce and Joshua Turnidge were convicted of planting a bomb in 2008
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the convictions and death sentences of a father and son who planted a bomb at a Woodburn bank in Dec. 2008, killing two police officers.

Bruce and Joshua Turnidge were convicted in 2010 of aggravated murder for the bombing, which killed a Woodburn police officer and an Oregon State Police trooper.

A third police officer and a bank employee were also injured in the blast.

Lawyers for Bruce Turnidge tried to have the death sentence overturned, arguing that an Oregon State Police bomb technician ultimately detonated the bomb. Prosecutors argued it was detonated by a stray radio wave.

On Thursday, the state's highest court unanimously upheld the Turnidges' convictions and death sentences, ruling that the trial and its resulting verdicts and sentences were fair.

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