As Jury Selection Proceeds, Defense Hints at Little-used Argument

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The man who admitted to killing eight people and wounding two others in a North Carolina nursing home may ask the court and the jury to believe an unusual defense argument in his upcoming trial. Based on defense counsel’s questions during jury selection, legal experts say the defense may be mounting an “Ambien defense” to
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New Crack Guidelines Mean Early Release for North Carolina Prisoners

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The U.S. Sentencing Commission recently announced the retroactive application of guidelines adopted in the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. The unanimous decision could result in reduced sentences for as many as 12,000 offenders in prison on crack cocaine charges. Congress passed the 2010 law in an effort to equalize the sentencing for crack and powder cocaine
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State Patrol Says Trucker Was Going 65 Mph at Time of Fiery Crash

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Earlier this week, the North Carolina State Patrol issued its final accident report on the June 20, 2011 crash on Interstate 40. The accident left three dead and the driver of the tractor trailer that started the chain reaction facing multiple criminal charges. One look at the picture of the big rig after the crash
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