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Durham Man Pleads Guilty To ASU Student's Slaying

Posted August 31, 2006 9:12 a.m. EDT

— A Durham man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an Appalachian State University student.

Authorities said Marty Thompson shot and killed Joey McClure in October 2004. McClure's body was found on a gravel road in Boone.

Thompson was charged with first-degree murder. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder to avoid a possible life in prison sentence.

A judge sentenced Thompson to a minimum of 18 years and four months in prison.