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Appeals court upholds murder conviction of former student for officer's death

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina appeals court has upheld
the murder conviction of a former university student for the fatal
shooting of Winston-Salem police officer four years ago.

A three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals found no
errors Tuesday in the trial of Keith Antoine Carter, who was found
guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to between 16 and 20
years in prison.

Authorities say Carter fired several shots toward a crowd
outside the Red Rooster night club in February 2007. A bullet
struck police Sgt. Howard Plouff, who later died.

The judges rejected arguments that a statement Carter made to
detectives should have kept out of the trial and two prospective
black jurors should not have been excluded.

Carter attended Winston-Salem State University at the time off
the shooting.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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