Court Waited While Defendant’s Competency Evaluated

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Jury selection was complete and opening statements were ready in a Fayetteville courtroom this week when the proceedings came to a temporary standstill. The judge ordered that the mental state of the defendant be evaluated by professionals before the trial got underway. The 32-year-old defendant is accused of assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl four
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Same Courtroom, Different Jury for Nursing Home Murder Trial

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It took a week of deliberating, but a North Carolina Superior Court judge announced this week that the trial of the man accused of a notorious Moore County mass murder will stay in the county. Defense counsel had sought a change of venue, arguing that the defendant couldn’t get a fair trial in Moore County.
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