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Sentencing Phase Under Way In Fayetteville Double Murder Trial

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The sentencing phase is under way for a Fayetteville man convicted of killing two people.

Joshua Ballard, convicted of murdering Eric Carpenter and Kelsea Helton, took the stand in his own defense last week.

A jury returned the guilty verdict Tuesday after more than five hours of deliberating.

Ballard was also convicted of armed robbery and conspiracy. He could receive the death penalty.


Kamal Wallace, Web Editor

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