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Jury Decides Convicted Killer's Fate Two Years Later

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ROSEBORO — Two years after a double murder, a SampsonCounty jury must decide if the killer deserves the death penalty.

Johnny Parker was convicted Monday on first degree murder charges inconnection with the deaths of former councilman James Buchanan and JerryDowdy. Police found the victims' bodies in their burning duplex in 1994.


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