Three Teenagers Accused of Involvement in Carjacking Murder

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Police have charged three teens in the killing of a 35-year-old man whose vehicle they were purportedly carjacking. The North Carolina teenagers all face charges of murder. Detained were a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl, both residents of Raleigh, and a 16-year-old boy from Durham. During the incident, the 12-year-old shot herself accidentally, according
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No Manslaughter Conviction for Driver in 2011 Fatal Bus Crash

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In March 2011, the nation was riveted as the story of a horrific tour bus accident unfolded. The passengers were returning from an all-night gambling outing when the driver apparently dozed off at the wheel. The bus swerved, hit the guardrail, toppled onto its side and hit a sign pole. The bus was going fast
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Man Defends Himself in North Carolina Murder-for-hire Trial

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By this time, North Carolina readers are probably familiar with the ongoing murder-for-hire trial in Raleigh. The federal case revolves around a man who is being put on trial for allegedly conspiring to have three people who testified against him and his brother in an earlier case murdered. The current case stems back to a
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Durham Murder Defendant Appoints New Attorney: Herself

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Last month, we posted about a Wake County court’s refusal to reduce the bail for a 34-year-old woman charged with killing her boyfriend. The defendant gained unfortunate notoriety in 2006 when she accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of rape. The defendant notified her attorney earlier this week that she wants to represent
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Bail Reduction Denied for Durham Homicide Suspect

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After 17 months in jail, a 34-year-old woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend failed this week to convince a Wake County judge to reduce her bail. Defense counsel had requested the court accept $50,000. The court responded that $200,000 is an appropriate bond for the mother of three. In April 2011, the woman and her
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