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Harris Convicted in Plew Slaying

Posted February 19, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— It took a Nash County jury but two hours to convict Dexter Harris of first-degree murder in the death of Jodie Plew.

Harris, 34, was one of two men charged in the March 30, 1995, slaying. Plew was on her way home from the grocery store when she was abducted, shot to death and her car stolen. Plew, the mother of a young son, was stuffed in her car's trunk and driven around for several hours.

For Mrs. Plew's widower, Marc, this trial was a hurdle to get over. The sentencing portion of the trial comes next.

Authorities found the car in Florida, where Harris and another man were arrested in connection with an attempted carjacking in Miami.

Harris and Bobby Arrington, 19, were charged in April with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery in Plew's slaying.