Accusations of Manslaughter or Murder: the Difference, the Stakes

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Proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This is what the prosecution must present in order to convince a jury of a defendant’s guilt. We have all heard this phrase countless times, but it gains real meaning when the defendant’s life and lifelong freedom hang in the balance. Being accused of murder or manslaughter requires both defendant
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Racial Justice Act Appeal Now in Supreme Court of North Carolina

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North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act was passed in 2009. It was intended to help defendants combat racial discrimination. Racial discrimination can, of course, be present in many forms. One way it has deeply affected the criminal justice system is in how some prosecutors selected juries, especially for trials that could end with a defendant’s receiving
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Tinsel May Tie Defendant To North Carolina Murder

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The North Carolina crime lab is making news again, but this time it is for identifying matching strands of tinsel. Specifically, the tinsel appears to tie a murder suspect to the location at which the body of his stepmother was found. The State Bureau of Investigation conducted examinations of the tinsel in 2007 and 2009,
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