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What: Florida man appeals a first-degree murder conviction based on circumstantial evidence, including Google searches related to gunshot wounds.
When: State appeals court rules on January 23, 2009.
Outcome: Appeal denied and conviction upheld.
What happened, according to court documents and other sources: On the evening of August 17, 2002, Justin Barber was shot four times while walking on a deserted beach in Florida. Bullets hit his left hand, his left shoulder, the base of his neck, and his chest. His wife April was … Read more