Georgia Murder Conviction Sticks

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 in

That was 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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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