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Man convicted of killing Durham store owner in 2008

Posted March 28, 2012

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— A Durham County jury found a man guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder in the death of a store owner almost four years ago.

Barry Wayne Kaalund, 63, was convicted of killing Ronnie Sturdivant, owner of Urban Merchants at 605 W. Chapel Hill St. in Durham, on Aug. 30, 2008.

Sturdivant was shot several times, and police found him in the basement of his store.

A judge hadn't sentenced Kaalund as of Wednesday afternoon.

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  • JJ20 Mar 28, 2012

    2nd degree? Wonder what that's all about.

    Isn't that pathetic? It seems with multiple gunshot wounds that he intended to kill him.

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 28, 2012

    2nd degree? Wonder what that's all about.