SBI Relives Its Unflattering Past As Former Agent Fights For Job P4

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We are returning to the story about the former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation employee and his lawsuit alleging the SBI fired him without cause. Duane Deaver, a crime lab analyst, claimed that he was merely a scapegoat for the agency after the lab’s improper and questionable practices came to light. Deaver lost his
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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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Supreme Court Ruling, Economy Slow Down Crime Lab

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A 2009 Supreme Court ruling has had a significant impact on how some North Carolina criminal matters are processed. The case,Melendez-Diaz vs. Massachusetts, requires lab technicians to present evidence in court, rather than by affidavit, in certain criminal trials. What does this mean for Raleigh’s State Bureau of Investigation crime lab? The toxicologists who work
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Sbi Audit Findings Key to Appeal in High-profile Murder Case

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When a reporter from North Carolina’s WRAL-TV sat down with Daniel Green in 1998, five years had passed since authorities had found the body of basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s father, and three years had passed since Green and another man were convicted of the crime. In that interview, Green flatly stated that he did not
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State Crime Lab: is Backup Justice Delayed or Justice Denied?

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North Carolina legislators are gearing up for the beginning of the General Assembly’s next session. On Jan. 30, lawmakers will gather with a clean slate before them — well, relatively clean. While any bills left pending at the end of the 2012 session expired when the legislature adjourned in July, the state continues to grapple
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