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Mississippi Court of Appeals upholds capital murder conviction and life sentence for Jackson man

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Donte Shepard, the Jackson man convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2016, will remain behind bars.

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Shepard appealed his conviction and sentence but Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals issued a ruling upholding both.

Shepard was convicted for the 2013 murder of Tony Brown. Shepard was the lookout for two of his friends during a burglary at Brown's home on Randall Street. 

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Brown was shot nine times. 

Shepard argued the evidence was not sufficient to support his conviction and that he had ineffective counsel.

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