Dui, Revoked License Lead to Serious Charges in Hit-and-run

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When the driver of the Altima struck a man on his bicycle, she didn’t bother to stop. The police caught up with her in South Carolina a day later. The bicyclist was treated at WakeMed. The driver is being held in the Wake County jail in lieu of $26,000 bail. The driver was driving without
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Homicide Convictions Questionable – Sbi Under Scrutiny

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The unit within the State Bureau of Investigation responsible for bloodstain pattern analysis in criminal cases is under serious scrutiny after an audit conducted by two retired FBI supervisors in a News & Observer series showed severe problems with the way the unit has been run. The series exposed bizarre and less than scientific experiments
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A Story of Mental Illness & Alleged Prison Abuse Comes to a Sad End

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North Carolina criminal defense attorneys are shaking their heads this week as they note the death of a prison inmate and the link to questionable State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) practices. The man, T.H., died of injuries he said were inflicted by prison guards following a fire in his cell back in 2008. He was
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Rja Cases Add to Courts’ Backlog

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Can things get any worse for the North Carolina court system? Already facing a backlog of cases, the courts can anticipate claims prompted by the State Bureau of Investigation’s questionable practices. And, they have to wade through the claims inmates, defendants and their attorneys filed under the state’s Racial Justice Act. The law was enacted
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Sbi Inquiry Continues – Das Join Defense Attorneys Insisting on Independent Audit

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The beleaguered State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) crime lab has lost a valuable ally following the recent investigation into sloppy, if not fraudulent, procedures. The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys (NCCDA) has asked for a thorough investigation of all issues in every area of the lab. The NCCDA joins a long list of critics and
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