Baber guilty of first-degree murder in drive-by shooting death of Calabash man

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

BOLIVIA—After deliberating for less than one hour, jurors convicted Matthew Lee Baber of the first-degree murder of James Murdock in a 2008 drive-by shooting.

Jurors also found Baber guilty of felony firing into an occupied vehicle.

Jurors found Baber guilty of first-degree murder on the felony murder rule, meaning they found him guilty of murder while in the commission of felony.

The verdict came after four days of testimony in Brunswick County Superior Court.

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