Judge Asks Sbi to Look into Alleged Jury Misconduct in Young Trial P2

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We are continuing our discussion of the State Bureau of Investigation inquiry into juror misconduct during the Jason Young trial. Young was convicted of murder last week; a day or two later, the judge received information from Raleigh’s WRAL that several posts on the station’s Facebook page indicated that members of the jury were communicating
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Judge Asks Sbi to Look into Alleged Jury Misconduct in Young Trial

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The judge who presided over Jason Young’s murder trial has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to verify information forwarded to the court from a Raleigh television station. The station, WRAL, found posts on its Facebook page that claimed to have received inside knowledge of the trial from members of the jury. If wrongdoing occurred,
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Jason Young Retrial Brings in New Witnesses, New Information

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The retrial of accused killer Jason Young may be near an end. Defense counsel is expected to wrap up tomorrow, and court watchers believe the case could head to the jury on Friday. The trial opened in Raleigh on Feb. 6, eight months after the defendant’s first trial ended with a dead-locked jury. Young is
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Indictment Marks First Application of Unborn Victims Law

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A grand jury handed up an indictment this week under North Carolina’s Unborn Victims of Violence Act, or Ethen’s Law. The law went into effect on Dec. 1, 2011, and the indictment marks the first application of the new statute. The defendant, a 22-year-old man, is accused of murdering a coworker who was two months
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Mom Shoots Intruder and Sparks More ‘castle Doctrine’ Debate (2)

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We are talking about a case that made headlines last week. The story raises questions about the use of deadly force in defense of self or others. Deadly force used against an intruder into a home is justifiable under the “Castle Doctrine,” a legal defense accepted in all states under case law or statute. North
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