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George Co. man convicted in 2007 slaying

A George County man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 2007 slaying.

Jeremy Pitts was convicted of murder Thursday in George County Circuit court in the slaying of 21-year-old Matthew Rogers of Rocky Creek.

Rogers was found dead in an upstairs bedroom at a home on April 2, 2007.

Prosecutors say the slaying was gang related. Defense attorneys claimed Rogers had threatened Pitts.