Mom Shoots Intruder and Sparks More ‘castle Doctrine’ Debate

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The Internet has been awash with stories this week about the woman who shot and killed a man who broke into her mobile home. What makes the story unusual is that the woman, huddled in her bedroom with her baby, first called 911 to see if shooting the intruder would be okay. The dispatcher told
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North Carolina Judge Reprimands Prosecutor in Murder Case

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A North Carolina judge has issued an order dismissing a murder case and accusing the prosecuting attorney of violating the rights of the suspect. The defendant was charged with the one count of murder after police allegedly arrested him while trying to dispose of bones they say belonged to a suspected murder victim. The man’s
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Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty in Fayetteville Killing

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Almost two years ago, searchers pulled a child’s body from a thicket of kudzu along the side of a rural North Carolina highway. Investigators quickly identified the remains: The child was a 5-year-old girl who had disappeared a week earlier. Within days, authorities charged the girl’s mother and a 29-year-old man with murder. A Superior Court
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Attorneys Seek New Trial for Man Convicted of 1970 Murders

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The 1970 case of Jeffrey MacDonald and the murders of his family garnered national attention, perhaps because they came close on the heels of the Manson Family murders. MacDonald, an Army doctor stationed in North Carolina, is serving three life sentences right now for the murders of his wife and his two daughters. He has
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North Carolina Murder Charges Dismissed, but Man Remains in Jail

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A North Carolina man was indicted last year in the homicide of a 33-year-old woman. On August 16th, the murder charges were dismissed by a Durham Count Superior Court judge. Prosecutors plan on appealing the dismissal. However, the accused man currently remains behind bars on a temporary stay ruling by a North Carolina appellate court. The
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