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Convicted Peeper, Double Murderer Lose Separate Appeals

Posted April 20, 2004 2:47 a.m. EDT

— A convicted peeper will not get his case overturned; nor will a convicted double murderer.

The Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the appeals of Samuel Ferebee and Keith Heyward in separate cases.

Ferebee spent four months behind bars for secretly peeping at a girl changing her clothes in a shop in New Bern.

He also has been accused of stalking women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke, and he spent time in jail for resisting officers on Duke's campus.

Heyward, meanwhile, is serving a life sentence in prison. He was convicted of killing former business partners Barry McLinton and Roy Fenner in 1998.

Heyward, McLinton and Fenner were arguing over cars for their Raleigh carpet-cleaning business when Heyward shot both McLinton and Fenner in the back of the head.