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Appeals court upholds conviction in Black partygoer’s death

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina appeals court upheld the murder conviction Tuesday of a white man who fired a shotgun at an unarmed Black partygoer after reporting "hoodlums" in the neighborhood. A majority on a state Court of Appeals panel left intact the first-degree murder conviction of 43-year-old Chad Cameron Copley, who was sentenced to ...