Judge Oks Use of Wife’s Medical Records in Nursing Home Trial

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A key witness was unable to testify last week at the trial of the man who shot ten people in a North Carolina nursing home. The witness is the defendant’s ex-wife, whom many believe was his primary target. She was hospitalized last week after attempting suicide the day before the murder trial began. The judge
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East Carolina Student Admits Her Sexual Assault Complaint Was False

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On July 25, an East Carolina University student filed a report with the university police alleging she was sexually assaulted by two men in an off-campus area while she was on her way to a workout. The woman’s actions caused officials to launch an extensive investigation into her sexual assault allegations. The investigation spanned two-and-a-half
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North Carolina Attorney General Responds to State Crime Lab Story

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A story from last Sunday’s Charlotte Observer sharply criticized the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) for failing to enact reforms promised by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. In response to this and other criticism, Attorney General Cooper removed the head of the SBI and promised to appoint new leadership in the form
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Trial Begins in North Carolina Nursing Home Killings

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Defense counsel and prosecutors have made their opening statements, and witnesses have testified this week. The man who shot ten people in a North Carolina nursing home has sat quietly as the jury has listened patiently and family members of the victims have watched intently. The defendant faces the death penalty on eight murder counts.
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Fbi Has Another Lead in Notorious 1971 Crime

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Anyone who remembers the early 1970s will remember the epidemic of skyjackings. For a while, there were about 40 a year worldwide. Perhaps criminal defense attorneys look back with rose-colored glasses, or perhaps September 11 has made the skyjackers back then look less dangerous. No one slammed passenger jets into office towers. One skyjacker passed
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