Federal court upholds conviction in flag slaying

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate has lost a bid to overturn his conviction in the slayings of a Kentucky couple displaying a Confederate flag on the back of their truck.

Judge David McKeague of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals wrote for an unanimous court on Friday that 37-year-old Frederick Dionte Morrow failed to make the case that there’s not enough evidence to uphold his conviction and life sentence.

Morrow was convicted of killing Michael and Hannah Westerman of Guthrie, Kentucky. The two were traveling to Springfield, Tennessee, in a Chevrolet pick-up truck with a Confederate battle flag attached to a pole mounted on the truck’s tool box.

Prosecutors say Morrow and two other teens killed Michael Westerman while trying to kidnap Hannah Westerman. Morrow denied the allegation.

 

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