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Supporters hold rally for convicted killer

Posted May 31, 2008 6:24 p.m. EDT
Updated June 1, 2008 9:41 a.m. EDT

— Supporters of Lamont McKoy held a rally in Fayetteville Saturday.

McKoy was convicted in 1990 of the drug-related shooting death of Myron Hailey in Fayetteville. Police found a Honda Accord crashed in some trees off Rowan Street. The car had two bullet holes in the back, and Hailey was dead.

McKoy claims he didn't commit the crime.

Law students at the Duke University Innocence Project are also behind McKoy.

Investigators found no physical evidence linking McKoy to the crime. Instead, jurors convicted him largely based on a police interview in which McKoy said "I know it" and on witness testimony from Bobby Lee Williams.

So far, courts and the district attorney have refused to reconsider McKoy’s case.