Sbi to Probe Cary Police Actions in Suspect’s Shooting Death

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On February 10, 2011, officers of the Cary Police Department’s emergency response team shot and killed a 19-year-old man as he emerged from a bank with a hostage. The ordeal had lasted for three hours, from the moment the man walked into the bank, placed a knit cap over his hand and demanded that an
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No Murder Conviction for Doctor in Fatal Crash

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The trial of the former doctor we discussed in our February 24th post ended Wednesday when the judge sentenced the man to three years in prison. The jury did not buy the prosecution’s argument that the man had committed second-degree murder. Instead, they convicted him of involuntary manslaughter, felony death by motor vehicle and driving
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Defense Subpoenas for Evidence Quashed

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The trial of a Cary man accused of a notorious murder began in a Wake County courtroom yesterday. Before settling in to jury selection, the judge quashed, or annulled, the defense team’s subpoenas for information they say must be disclosed by the prosecution. North Carolina requires law enforcement evidence to be shared with defense before
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Prosecution Must Show Malice in Doctor’s Trial

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The Wake County trial of a doctor involved in a fatal crash has grabbed local headlines. The charges of driving while impaired and second-degree murder are based on police allegations that the defendant’s blood alcohol content was nearly twice the 0.08 limit and that he had been driving at nearly twice the posted speed. The
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Jurors and Tv-style Forensic Evidence, Conclusion

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We’ve been discussing the “CSI Effect” — that is, the strongly held belief that jurors are so accustomed to television’s forensic acrobatics that they expect real-life prosecutors to present the same type of evidence. Criminal defense attorneys from Raleigh to Portland believe juries are smarter than that, and a recent study confirmed that belief. It’s
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