SBI Update: Be Careful What You Wish For; You Will Surely Get It

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Authorities are once again chiding the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab for rushing to judgment. This time, however, the situation involves a very unusual suspect. The State Human Resources Commission has overturned the SBI’s decision to fire the blood stain analyst that was such a prominent figure in the 2010 crime lab
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Wrongfully Convicted? Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry?

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We wrote about Henry McCollum and Leon Brown in our Sept. 5 post. We didn’t refer to them by name, but the post is unmistakably about them. The two were convicted of murder more than 30 years ago, but McCollum’s petition to the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission resulted in a fresh look at the
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NC Voters Approve Defendant Felon’s Right To Waive Jury Trial

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North Carolina’s constitution will change on Dec. 1, 2014, thanks to a referendum vote on Tuesday. The measure passed by a narrow margin (53 percent), perhaps because the lack of media coverage and some wrangling within the legal community. The amendment allows a defendant charged with a felony to waive his or her right to
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