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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North Carolina Pays Millions to Men Who Were Wrongly Convicted

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In a story that is almost painful to read, two North Carolina men have reached a settlement with North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation and its insurers after spending 31 years behind bars even though they were innocent. The men will be paid $12.475 million, but there’s no price that can be put on decades
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Wake County Couple’s Trial Split As Role of Wife is Questioned

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A Wake County Superior Court judge ruled this week that a husband and wife charged with murder will have separate trials. Both attorneys and the district attorney’s office had initially agreed to one trial for both defendants. In early April, though, the wife’s defense attorney moved to sever the trials, claiming that his client was
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