North Carolina Men Found Innocent After 10 Years in Prison

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In the shadow of an execution that became an international cause, a three-judge panel in North Carolina found two inmates innocent of a crime they had been imprisoned for 10 years ago. They had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2000 but maintained their innocence as they served their sentences. The judges heard the case
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Jury Convicts North Carolina Nursing Home Killer

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The month-long trial of the man who admitted to killing eight people in a North Carolina nursing home came to an end this past weekend. The jury found the defendant guilty of eight counts of second-degree murder as well as weapons and firearms crimes. The panel deliberated for eight hours, beginning Friday and wrapping up
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Innocence Commission Case Moves to Judicial Panel

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The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission has decided to send the case of two inmates to a judicial panel in September. The two men have been in prison since they entered guilty pleas to second-degree murder charges related to a home invasion 11 years ago. In April, they appeared before the Innocence Commission panel to
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Prosecution Must Show Malice in Doctor’s Trial

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The Wake County trial of a doctor involved in a fatal crash has grabbed local headlines. The charges of driving while impaired and second-degree murder are based on police allegations that the defendant’s blood alcohol content was nearly twice the 0.08 limit and that he had been driving at nearly twice the posted speed. The
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