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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New Trial for Peterson; Sbi Agent ‘misled Court and Jury’

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The Durham Superior Court judge who presided over a six-day hearing in December has issued his written order for a new trial in the Michael Peterson case. Peterson is now free on bond after eight years in prison. He was convicted of murder in a 2003 trial that garnered national attention. At the center of
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Defendant Sentenced for One Crime Awaits Trial for Another

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After more than seven days of testimony, a jury deliberated for a few hours before coming back with a guilty verdict in a high-profile North Carolina murder case. The defendant will spend the rest of his life in prison for his part in the death of a Chapel Hill student. He was convicted of first-degree
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Alcohol, Speeding and a Dangerous Curve Take Lives in Durham

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A new memorial marker went up recently at a curve on N.C. 751 in Durham. The location is no stranger to fatal car crashes: Five people have died there in the past 20 years. In this most recent accident, the passenger was killed. The driver survived and is suspected of driving drunk. The two university
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