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In a split decision, Dallas’ Fifth Court of Appeals has affirmed the unusual criminal conviction of a medical doctor who was sentenced to life in prison last year for intentionally or knowingly causing serious bodily injury to an elderly patient during surgery.

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John Council

Senior reporter John Council is a native Texan who covers litigation and appellate courts in his home state. Contact him at jcouncil@alm.com. On Twitter: @john_council

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