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Man convicted of murder asks court to admit blog 'evidence'

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The man who shot and killed Huntsville Police officer Eric Freeman in 2007 will not have his conviction vacated, a judge ruled.

The shooting happened after a traffic stop in South Huntsville.

Kenneth Shipp, the man convicted of the shooting, said WAFF's Elizabeth Gentle's trial blog should be considered as new evidence in the case.

But the court disagreed with Shipp's suggestion.

A Madison County jury convicted Shipp of capital murder and he was sentenced to life in prison.

With the judge's permission, Gentle blogged about the trial, along with other members of the media.

The court ruled that no laws were violated by the blog, and the record made it clear the judge examined the blog procedure.

Kenneth Shipp is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole at Holman Prison in Atmore.

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