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DULATOWN, N.C. A Hickory man was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday in Caldwell County,

Terry LaTodd Simpson, 35, will serve no less than 190 months in prison for a July 2011 murder in the Dulatown community.

Alvin Dula, 44, was beaten to death by Simpson, prosecutors said.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office led the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Dawn Tutterow.

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