CAMDEN — A New Jersey man is asking a judge to throw out his manslaughter conviction in a case where two victims were tortured, killed and left partially buried in a Camden yard.

A jury last year cleared Clive Hinds of murder but convicted him of manslaughter.

The jury found the Maple Shade man was under duress when he was involved in the February 2010 slaying of 18-year-old Muriah Huff.

If he's not cleared in the case Friday, he's scheduled to be sentenced.

Hinds was the first to stand trial.

Seven others, including one who was just 14 years old at the time, have pleaded guilty in the slayings of Huff and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Michael Hawkins.

Two others are awaiting trial.


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