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Man enters new plea in 1976 slaying

Thursday - 11/7/2013, 6:50pm  ET

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A man granted a new trial after his conviction in a 1976 slaying was overturned has pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to time served.

Prosecutors say 56-year-old Raymond Walker entered the plea Thursday in court in Frederick. He had served 37 years in prison in the shooting death of William Thompson.

Prosecutors say Walker shot Thompson while robbing his liquor store. He was convicted in January 1977.

Last year, the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, rule that jury instructions prior to 1980 led to unfair trials. Walker's was one of many convictions overturned.


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