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Appeals court upholds murder conviction

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A three-judge panel of the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Port Hudson woman in the slaying of an armed robbery accomplice.
An East Feliciana Parish jury voted 11-1 in August to find Josie Y. Morgan guilty in the death of Andre Turner, who was beaten, run over by a car and set on fire after he was dumped off La. 964.
The panel rejected defense claims that the evidence did not support the verdict and a former sheriff's deputy should not have been allowed to testify about telephone records.
Turner was killed after he, Morgan and two other people allegedly robbed a West Feliciana parish bar owner.


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