Still no verdict in Bryant murder trial


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Submitted: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 9:12pm
Updated: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 12:01pm
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BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — The jury in Craig Bryant’s murder trial in Brunswick County has gone home for the weekend without reaching a verdict.

Bryant’s family and the family of victim Adam Bradshaw waited patiently Friday as jurors deliberated if Bryant was guilty murdering the Shallotte real estate agent in 2008.

The 12-member jury took their time while looking over notes, evidence and other information from the last three weeks of trial. They sent multiple notes to the judge asking for clarification of certain testimony, including transcripts of jailhouse phone conversations between Bryant and his ex-girlfriend Lora Moultrie that one witness mentioned. The judge told the jury those records could not be shared, because they were never entered into evidence.

The jury also asked for a transcript of a witness’s testimony, but the judge denied that request because accessing the transcripts was too time consuming.

Both families talked amongst themselves while waiting in the courtroom Friday. The anxiousness of both sides was apparent, as the room fell silent every time word of a possible verdict circulated.

District Attorney Jon David said a sentence for Moultrie, who testified against Bryant, will be determined after the jury returns a verdict in this case.

The jury, which is not sequestered for the weekend, will resume deliberations Monday morning.

5 Comments

  • SusanK says:

    It’s taken four years for this case to get to this point. I find it troubling that the jury’s request for a transcript is denied due to it being “too time consuming”. Is justice being compromised in the interest of time? Prayers to the families, prayers for justice.

  • Guest2020 says:

    Do you really think that the court reporter can take three weeks worth of testimony and have it all transcribed within two days of the start of jury deliberations?

  • FED UP says:

    OK so we the citizens are paying for a mistrial because the judge is asking a jury to reach a verdict without the evidence they need to reach a verdict? What have these state employees been doing for 4 years while they were supposed to be entering their evidence and exhibits to prove their murder case??????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Guest123 says:

    My prayers are with the Bryant family, I am sure this will be a long weekend waiting for the verdict that hopefully punishes the one who killed their family member.

  • Guest2020 says:

    You got it mixed up. Adam Bradshaw was the murder victim.

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