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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Wake County Deputies Involved in Fatal Shooting of Psych Patient

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What started as a simple transfer to a mental health facility ended in the patient’s death at the hands of Wake County sheriff’s deputies on Easter Sunday. As is standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident. The SBI will deliver its report to the
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2nd Degree Murder Plea in Wake Case Raises Competence Questions 2

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Since the Newtown shootings, public debate has focused on gun violence and mental health resources. That tragedy and others have pointed out that neither the government nor the health care sector has figured out the best way to help people with mental illness before they commit a crime. When the crime occurs, it’s left to
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Knightdale Murder Trial Proceeds with Taped Interrogation

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A jury sat in a Wake County courtroom earlier this week watching a videotaped interrogation. A Knightdale police officer and a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent were asking a suspect about his involvement in a January 2010 homicide. The suspect’s statements during that interrogation are the only evidence the prosecution has that he
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