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Court of Appeals upholds murder convictions for 2016 slaying of Salisbury woman

SALISBURY — Asserting that the defendants received fair trials, the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld ...

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Chauvin gets 22.5 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was ...

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Appeals court upholds Black Mountain man’s conviction for threatening tweet

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a North Carolina ...

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Rowan County jury convicts Ansonville man of robbery, burglary

SALISBURY — Following a four-day jury trial, Lamorris William Rivers of Ansonville was convicted this week of felony ...

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Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

SALISBURY — Jason Emmanuel Roebuck was convicted this week by a jury in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court ...

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Kannapolis man sentenced to minimum of 25 years in prison for sex crimes

SALISBURY — More than two years after he was charged with sex offenses against a 7-year-old girl, a ...

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Gov. Cooper pardons man who had murder convictions vacated

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon of innocence Friday to a man imprisoned ...

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Two habitual felons convicted in Rowan County Superior Court

SALISBURY — Two habitual felons were found guilty by juries in Rowan County Superior Court last week. Eugene ...

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Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

GASTONIA (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced on Friday to at least 38 years in prison ...

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Medical examiner says murdered barber stabbed 3 times

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local barber Altereck Shields, who was reportedly stabbed to death in 2016 ...

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Jurors find Donald Frye guilty in 2017 murder of Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jurors on Tuesday found a Kannapolis man guilty in the murder of Sheila Godfrey, whose body ...

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Closing arguments made in Donald Frye murder trial

SALISBURY — In his closing statements Monday, defense attorney Tom King asked jurors if they could believe three ...

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Sheila Godfrey’s blood found on Donald Frye’s shoes, jury told

SALISBURY — A forensic biologist testified Wednesday that Sheila Godfrey’s blood was found on shoes that belonged to ...

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Former cellmate testifies against Donald Frye

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — According to a former cellmate, Donald Frye said he was haunted by ...

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Rowan detective shows jurors electrical cord used to kill Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Donning black latex gloves, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Detective Chad Moose walked in front of jurors ...

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Witness reveals details of the night of Sheila Godfrey’s murder

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two people who lived at Donald Frye’s Kannapolis home in April 2017 ...

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Laundromat surveillance video shows Donald Frye in murder victim’s vehicle

SALISBURY — Surveillance cameras at the Speedwash Laundromat recorded Donald Lee Frye driving Sheila Godfrey’s white Chevrolet Blazer ...

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In murder trial, Donald Frye accused of beating, strangling Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jessica Lind testified in court Wednesday that the day she discovered the body of her mother, ...

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Donald Frye to stand trial for 2017 murder of Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jurors are being selected this week in the murder trial of a Kannapolis man accused of ...

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Jurors find Abbitt, Albarran guilty of 2016 murder

SALISBURY – Less than two hours after deliberations started, jurors on Wednesday found Sindy Lina Abbitt and Daniel ...

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Final testimony heard in Abbitt, Albarran murder trial

SALISBURY — Jurors heard the last testimony Monday in the murder trial of Sindy Abbitt and Daniel Albarran, ...

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Murder trial: Jurors watch emotional video in which mother points out daughter’s killers

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Jurors watched a video in which an emotional Mary Gregory saw the ...

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Murder trial: Defense attempts to poke holes in police investigation

SALISBURY — During much of Thursday afternoon’s testimony, defense attorneys tried to poke holes in the investigation of ...

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Emotional testimony opens trial in 2016 murder of waitress

SALISBURY — In emotional testimony Wednesday, Mary Gregory cried as she recalled seeing her daughter, 38-year-old Lacynda Feimster, ...

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Trial to begin for Salisbury pair charged in 2016 murder of Lacynda Feimster

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Salisbury pair charged in the May 2016 murder of longtime O’Charley’s ...

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Darius Abel, James Robinson guilty of 2014 murders, sentenced to life in prison

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two men will spend the rest of their lives in prison after ...

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Prosecutor says evidence puts defendants at crime scene; defense disagrees

SALISBURY — Rowan County Assistant District Attorney Paxton Butler said Thursday that the evidence in the 2014 murders ...

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Attorney says Darius Abel has alibi; murder trial to continue

  SALISBURY — Darius Abel, one of two men on trial for the 2014 murders of two Spencer men, ...

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