Levels of Homicide Cases in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, illustrates the numerous degrees of homicide in North Carolina. In North Carolina, there are varying degrees in terms of homicide cases such as: First Degree or Capital Murder Second Degree Murder Involuntary Manslaughter Voluntary Manslaughter Vehicular Manslaughter The main difference to be aware of is the difference between manslaughter
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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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Costa Concordia Employees Guilty of Multiple Manslaughter

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In the first round of criminal actions connected to the Costa Concordia disaster last year, five employees of the Costa Crociere SpA cruise line have pleaded guilty in an Italian court to multiple manslaughter and negligence. The defendants received sentences of varying length, none shorter than three years. More than 4,000 people were aboard the
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When Faith Healing Fails, Parents Face Wrath of Courts Instead P2

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What’s the old saying? Never talk religion or politics at the dinner table? A case, not from North Carolina, may inspire a quick tweak to the rule: Never talk religion and the justice system at the dinner table. For the members of one couple’s community, though, that will be nigh onto impossible. The couple belongs
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When Faith Healing Fails, Parents Face Wrath of Courts Instead

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The parents of an 8-month-old prayed for their child when he was suffering from pneumonia, but their prayers were not answered. A few months after his death, the couple is now praying that they can return to their other children and continue to live according to their religious beliefs. Prosecutors are hoping for a different
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