Federal appeals court rejects death row appeal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - A North Carolina death row inmate has lost a bid
to overturn an earlier murder conviction in Georgia, which was used
against him at his sentencing in the North Carolina case.

Ted Anthony Prevatte was condemned for killing his girlfriend,
Cynthia Bacon McIntyre, outside her Anson County, N.C., home back in
1993 only two decades after Prevatte was convicted of the 1974
murder and armed robbery of James Rouse Jr. in Atlanta.

He was sentenced to die but was paroled in 1991 after the Georgia Supreme Court overturned his death sentence.

On Tuesday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district judge's rejection of Prevatte's claims that his constitutional rights were violated in his Georgia trial.

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