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What: California man appeals his murder conviction, saying incriminating Internet searches should not have been introduced as evidence.
When: State appeals court rules on February 5.
Outcome: First-degree murder conviction upheld.
What happened, according to court documents and other sources: On October 19, 2006, Alia Ansari was walking with her four-year-old daughter to pick up her other children at Glenmoor Elementary School in Fremont, a city in the San Francisco Bay Area.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., witnesses heard a gunshot-like noise, followed by … Read more