Actress Pleads No Contest to Dwi Charges

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When defending against criminal charges of driving while intoxicated, sometimes drivers choose to accept plea agreements in order to avoid the possibility of jail time. This is exactly what North Carolina native, Jaime Pressly, recently decided to do. The 34-year-old actress, who is known for her roles in My Name is Earl, Ringmasterand Not Another
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Eyewitness Identification Decision May Challenge Law Enforcement, P2

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We are continuing our discussion of a recent court ruling, in another state, regarding eyewitness identifications. The defendant in the case was convicted of reckless manslaughter, aggravated assault and weapons possession charges, even though the eyewitness told the court that a detective had “nudged” him to identify the defendant. Court decisions from outside of North
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Eyewitness Identification Decision May Challenge Law Enforcement

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While North Carolina sits out Hurricane Irene, we will turn our attention to the problems with eyewitness identification. Anyone who watches television is familiar with the scenario: The victim’s neighbor is on the stand. The prosecutor asks if she saw the man who assaulted the victim. She points at the defendant and cries, “Yes! That’s
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Innocence Commission Case Moves to Judicial Panel

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The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission has decided to send the case of two inmates to a judicial panel in September. The two men have been in prison since they entered guilty pleas to second-degree murder charges related to a home invasion 11 years ago. In April, they appeared before the Innocence Commission panel to
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Nursing Home Trial Continues with Dramatic Testimony

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Prosecution witnesses have testified this week with heartbreaking detail about a troubled marriage. We are returning, once again, to the trial of the man who killed eight people at the nursing home where his estranged wife worked. The trial is being held in Carthage, a little over an hour south of Raleigh. Early in the week,
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