Sbi Troubles Continue As Interim Director Resigns, Panel Investigates

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Citing concerns about the time commitment the job requires, the interim director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation crime lab resigned this week. His decision was a blow to the agency as it struggles to reorganize, retrain and rebuild its reputation. As we’ve discussed in past posts, the SBI crime lab came under fire
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Jury Reaches Verdict in Apex Murder Trial

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After almost five hours of deliberation, the jury in the Wake County trial came in with a guilty verdict for the teen charged with masterminding a plot to murder a high school acquaintance. We discussed the details of the crime in our September 17 post. The defendant was charged with four crimes: first-degree murder; conspiracy to commit
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In a Strange Twist, Defense Counsel Disappointed Da Won’t Appeal 2009 Ruling

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The Orange-Chatham District Attorney’s Office announced last week that they would not appeal the Superior Court judge’s ruling in a 2009 Pittsboro case. North Carolina criminal defense attorneys, however, may be disappointed at the outcome — not that the defendants have been cleared of the felony charges that set the case in motion, but that the 2008 law they
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