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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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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