Live Oak, FL - A district court upholds the conviction of a Suwannee County man doing time for murdering his own mother.
The First District Court of Appeals has upheld the 2009 conviction of 56-year-old William Elliott for the 2007 murder of his mother, Martha Elliott.
Deputies say Elliott cut up and burned his mother's body, and then spread her remains over her land. State attorney Skip Jarvis says he hopes the court's decision will be the final chapter in this case.
Jarvis says, "Mr. Elliott has had a chance to tell them what errors he thought may or may not have been committed at the trial. They did not see to overturn what has already been done here in the trial court."
Elliott is currently serving his life sentence in Starke, Florida. Jarvis says Elliott could still try to appeal his conviction to the Florida Supreme Court.