TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A death row inmate is suing to get a vintage Chevy pickup owned by the couple he is convicted of killing.
William Deparvine was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing Richard and Karla Van Dusen. His lawsuit over their car has now dragged on for two years.
The dispute is over a red 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne truck Van Dusen bought and refurbished in the late 1990s after he divorced. He went to weekend car shows with it and won trophies. After he remarried, however, he decided to sell the truck. Deparvine responded to a classified ad he took out. A day after he met with the couple they were found dead.
Despite being convicted of the couple's murder, he claims that a bill of sale proves he owns the truck.
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