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D.C. murder conviction overturned over coercive jury instruction

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The D.C. Court of Appeals has overturned a man's murder conviction, finding that the trial judge had given a coercive instruction to the jury. Delonte C. Fortune had been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges for the 2005 shooting death of Lamont Watkins. In reversing Fortune's convictions Thursday, the appeals court remanded the case for a new trial. Watkins was gunned down on...

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