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Deparvine v. State
Citation:995 So.2d 351 (2008)
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William James Deparvine appeals his convictions for the first-degree murders of Richard “Rick” Van Dusen and Karla Van Dusen and one count of armed carjacking. The State’s theory of the case was that Deparvine responded to the Van Dusens’ attempt to sell a 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup truck an he subsequently murdered them and took the truck. One of the phone calls Karla made on the evening before the two bodies were discovered was to his mother, Billie Ferris. This phone call began by using a cell tower located on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg and lasted about thirty-seven minutes, ending with the use of the cell tower in Oldsmar. Over defense counsel’s objections, Ferris testified that during this conversation, when he heard the motor of the car, she asked Karla whether she was in the car and Karla responded: “I’m following Rick and the guy that bought the truck. He knows where to get the paperwork done tonight.”
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