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Compton receives life in prison for murder

April 7, 2014

(O-N-E photo by Jimmy Hilton)

A Granite Falls man was sentenced to life in prison on Monday after being accused of killing a Newton woman.

Aaron Obdee Compton, Jr., 50, pled guilty to first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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