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NC man gets life for killing roommate

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing his roommate in Forsyth County last year.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/16RDkJh ) that a jury in Winston-Salem deliberated little more than two hours Tuesday before returning a guilty verdict against Landon Marcell Rader.

Prosecutors say Jackie Edward Cates was shot nine times on April 3, 2012.

Defense attorneys had argued whether Rader acted in self-defense. Rader said he and Cates argued and it appeared Cates was going to hit him with a beer bottle.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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