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Court denies appeal in Prince murder case

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MICHELLE BATES
The Bienville Democrat

The Second Circuit Court of Appeal denied an appeal in the case of the murder of Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy Sulyn Prince last week.

The court affirmed Andrew Critton’s life sentence, saying it fit the crime.

“This matter is remanded to the district court, which is instructed to correct the Uniform Commitment Order to reflect that the defendant’s sentence was imposed without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence,” according to the conclusion.

Critton based his argument on the fact that his trial counsel was ineffective and failed to request a hearing regarding DNA evidence.

“Defendant argues that

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