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Appeals Court Upholds Sumner Man's Murder Conviction

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SUMNER, Iowa - The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Sumner man accused of beating and strangling a man to death in 2006.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 32-year-old Lawrence W. Hamby had argued his trial attorney should have tried to suppress statements he made to police during the investigation into the beating and strangulation death of 52-year-old Paul "Frank" McKinney.

During one of five interviews, officers told Hamby to sit down and stay when he tried to leave. The appeals court determined that violated Hamby's Fifth Amendment rights because he had not been arrested. But the court ruled that didn't unfairly prejudice Hamby because he'd provided officers with enough inconsistent statements to argue his account wasn't reliable.

Police found McKinney's body inside his Sumner home in January of 2006. Prosecutors say Hamby was friends with McKinney's son, Nathan. According to court records, Hamby attempted to blame the slaying on Nathan during trial,