Jury Reaches Verdict in Apex Murder Trial

in Homicide, on

After almost five hours of deliberation, the jury in the Wake County trial came in with a guilty verdict for the teen charged with masterminding a plot to murder a high school acquaintance. We discussed the details of the crime in our September 17 post. The defendant was charged with four crimes: first-degree murder; conspiracy to commit
Continue Reading Jury Reaches Verdict in Apex Murder Trial

In a Strange Twist, Defense Counsel Disappointed Da Won’t Appeal 2009 Ruling

in Criminal Defense, on

The Orange-Chatham District Attorney’s Office announced last week that they would not appeal the Superior Court judge’s ruling in a 2009 Pittsboro case. North Carolina criminal defense attorneys, however, may be disappointed at the outcome — not that the defendants have been cleared of the felony charges that set the case in motion, but that the 2008 law they
Continue Reading In a Strange Twist, Defense Counsel Disappointed Da Won’t Appeal 2009 Ruling

Michael Jordan’s Father’s Case Highlights Recurrent Sbi Mistake

in Homicide, on

The removal of the murder of Michael Jordan’s father from a list of cases mismanaged by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) highlights the importance of its crime labs for effective criminal defense and a fair criminal justice system. SBI crime labs are used to corroborate initial investigatory reports. For example, an initial
Continue Reading Michael Jordan’s Father’s Case Highlights Recurrent Sbi Mistake