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Man sentenced to life in prison receives new trial; pleads guilty to second-degree murder

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

BOLIVIA—A 69-year-old man who was sentenced to life in prison for a first-degree murder conviction in 2006 was awarded a new trial, but on Monday he accepted a plea agreement for second-degree murder instead.

Thomas Duncan pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the 2005 slaying of his daughter-in-law Jonetta Duncan, assistant district attorney Lee Bollinger said.

Superior Court Judge Doug Sasser sentenced Duncan to 189 months to 236 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.


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