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Father of WR Edwards Convicted in Murder Case

The Charlotte Observer reports that the father of Panthers WR Armanti Edwards has been convicted in a murder case.

The father of Carolina Panthers receiver Armanti Edwards has been convicted of murder in South Carolina and sentenced to 30 years in prison– the second time he has been found guilty in the case. A jury found Freddie Edwards, 63, of Greenwood, S.C., guilty Thursday in the shooting death of George “Meat” Freeman in July 2005. Freeman was shot on the night of July 16, 2005, when he, Edwards and several other people were playing cards at an out building on Edwards’ property in Greenwood. According to testimony during the trial, the group agreed that anyone who “folded” during a game would have to throw $2 in the pot. Prosecutors say Freeman took exception to that rule and got into an argument with Edwards and during that confrontation, prosecutors say, Edwards shot Freeman.

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