The West Virginia Supreme Court has reinstated a man's first-degree murder convictions for the 1982 slayings of two people in Marion County.
The court ruled that the Ohio County Circuit Court erred when it granted Philip Reese Bush a new trial last year.
Bush was convicted in 1983 of killing Charles Dale Goff and Kathleen Jane Williams. His trial was moved to Ohio County because of pretrial publicity.
Bush's appeal argued that one of the trial court's jury instructions denied him due process.