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Wilmington man involved in chase that killed cop sentenced

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A drug dealer involved in the chase that led to the death of a Wilmington Police officer will spend 20 years in federal prison. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds Pierce's murder conviction, vacates gun charge

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Less than a month after a Wilmington man appealed his murder conviction, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has made its ruling. Full story...
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Court hears appeal of murder conviction in police officer's death

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video A Wilmington man convicted of killing a police officer appealed his second-degree murder conviction today. In February of 2009 Anthony Pierce led Wilmington Police on a chase after fleeing from an officer during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Murder conviction in police officer's death goes to appeal

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The NC Court of Appeals will hear arguments tomorrow in the case of a man convicted of killing a Wilmington Police officer. Full story...
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Officer's crash raises questions after precedent-setting trial

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videoIt was a close call for a Wilmington police officer on his way to help out on a chase early yesterday morning. Coincidently it played out very much like the Anthony Pierce chase that led to Ofc. Rich Matthews's death. That case led to an unprecedented murder conviction. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pierce found guilty of second degree murder; sentenced to 8 - 20 years

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video A New Hanover County jury has returned a guilty verdict on second-degree murder against Anthony Pierce. Full story...
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Guilty verdict leads to emotional reactions

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video Minutes after the jury found Pierce guilty of second-degree murder, the courtroom became emotional. The family of Ofc. Rich Matthews embraced one another and fellow officers. Full story...
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Law enforcement honor fallen with bike ride

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video Today, the officers visited the spot where Wilmington police officer Rich Matthews died on Shipyard Blvd. last year. Full story...
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Jury deliberates in Pierce case

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videoThe fate of Anthony Pierce is in the hands of the jury. Pierce is accused of second degree murder in the death of Wilmington police officer Rich Matthews last year. Full story...
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Prosecutors rest in Pierce trial

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video Closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow morning. After that the jury will begin deliberating. Full story...
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