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Appeals court confirms murder conviction in Wilmington officer death case

The N.C. Court of Appeals confirmed Tuesday the murder conviction of a man whose refusal to stop during a police pursuit, authorities say, led to the death of an officer in another part of town.A New Hanover County jury convicted Anthony Pierce last year of second-degree murder after a 2009 incident that left a Wilmington police officer dead as he rushed to join the chase.

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