Jonbenet Ramsey Murder Investigation Reopened

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North Carolina defense attorneys and prosecutors were stunned this week when Colorado law enforcement officers announced they were reopening the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation. The six year old was killed in 1996. Reports are that the investigation will include re-examination of physical evidence using new, more sensitive technology. Detectives are also expected to interview the victim’s
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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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Michael Jordan’s Father’s Case Highlights Recurrent Sbi Mistake

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The removal of the murder of Michael Jordan’s father from a list of cases mismanaged by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) highlights the importance of its crime labs for effective criminal defense and a fair criminal justice system. SBI crime labs are used to corroborate initial investigatory reports. For example, an initial
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Homicide Convictions Questionable – Sbi Under Scrutiny

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The unit within the State Bureau of Investigation responsible for bloodstain pattern analysis in criminal cases is under serious scrutiny after an audit conducted by two retired FBI supervisors in a News & Observer series showed severe problems with the way the unit has been run. The series exposed bizarre and less than scientific experiments
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