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Murder appeal nixed

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — Yet another legal option has been denied for a former Hillsville woman seeking to overturn her 2006 conviction for second-degree murder of a prominent Carroll County farmer.

Elva Rosemary “Chick” Nixon has exhausted another of her options with the court system on her conviction in the Jan. 5, 2004, ambush that led to the death of 75-year-old Donald Brady from four gunshot wounds.

A jury sentenced Nixon to 33 years in prison as punishment for the death, as well as robbery and use of a firearm.


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