A Catawba County jury delibirated less than an hour on Friday and returned a guilty verdict against a Hickory man for murder.32-year old Arsenio Dewayne Curtis will serve the rest of his life in prison for the 2016 murders of Deidra Ramseur and Mark Wilson at their home in Claremont. Curtis is the fifth man to be convicted in connections with the slayings.
According to testimony , Jordan Rivera was identified as a mastermind of a plan to steal drugs and money from Ramseur and Wilson. He enlisted the help of four other men: Curtis, Reand Rivera, Devin Ussery and William Powell. The defense contended that Curtis took no part in the robbery or killings.
Judge William Pomeroy sentenced Curtis to two consecutive life sentences as well as lesser prison time for his other convictions. In addition to first-degree murder, Curtis was also found guilty of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree burglary.
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