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JACKSON, MISS. — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of David Mclymont in the 2008 slaying of Coast Guardsman Carlos Buford, who was visiting a friend in Clarksdale.
Mclymont was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2012. Mclymont did not testify at his trial or call any witnesses, according to court documents.
Authorities say Buford, who was from Cocoa, Fla., was discovered inside his vehicle on a Clarksdale street on the night of Nov. 30, 2008, with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Mclymont argued in his appeal that prosecutors didn’t prove his guilt.
The Supreme Court on Thursday said prosecutors’ evidence included eyewitness testimony, a taped confession, McLymont’s fingerprints on Buford’s vehicle, as well as other forensic evidence.