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Critics target NC bill limiting DAs evidence risk

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RALEIGH, NC (AP)-- Defense attorneys and people who were wrongly convicted after their lawyers did not get crucial investigative details are criticizing legislation proposed in North Carolina.

A news conference Monday aims to draw attention to the cases of people who were wrongly convicted in cases in which their lawyers did not learn crucial investigative details. They include Greg Taylor of Raleigh and Darryl Hunt of Winston-Salem, who both spent more than 17 years in prison on faulty murder convictions.

Proposed legislation introduced in the General Assembly earlier this month would hold prosecutors responsible for giving defense attorneys what investigators have given them, but not what cops might have withheld.

Peg Dorer of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys says current law makes district attorneys responsible for things they don't know exist.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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HELP NEEDED FOR BRUNSWICK

HELP NEEDED FOR BRUNSWICK COUNTY! THE WHOLE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS SCREWED UP. I THINK IF YOU COMMITT A CRIME THEN YOU DO THE TIME GIVEN TO YOU, BUT DONT BE TRYING TO HURT SOMEONE BY TRYING TO GIVE THEM 20 YEARS FOR SOMETHING MINOR AND THE ONES THAT REALLY NEED THE TIME LETTING THEM OFF WITH A SLAP ON THE WRIST BECAUSE THEY ARE WILLING TO TALK TO GET THEMSELVES OFF!!! I THINK MOST OF THE LAWYERS IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY WORK TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY GO BY WHAT THE DA OR ASST DA GIVES THEM AND DONT INVESTIGATE FURTHER LIKE THEY NEED. IF SOMEONE PAYS YOU TO DO A JOB AND REPRESENT THEM....DO YOUR JOB AND REPRESENT THEM TO THE FULLEST! SMILE WITH THE DA AFTER THE CASE IS OVER FOR THE DAY....NOT WHILE YOU ARE IN COURT IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE ON THEIR SIDE!