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High court to review conviction in murder case

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court agreed Thursday to the appeal of a Jackson teenager conviction of murder in the death of a pizza deliveryman.

A Hinds County jury in 2006 convicted Demarious Banyard of capital murder in the shooting death of Robin Ballard. Prosecutors said Ballard was shot in the neck on Feb. 24, 2003, during an attempted robbery.

Banyard was 13 at the time of the shooting. He was sentenced to life without parole.

The State Court of Appeals upheld Banyard's conviction last year.

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