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By: F.T. Norton

A Wilmington man with a violent criminal history will go on trial this week in a 2010 rape police say he committed five days after being released from prison for slitting the throat of a defense attorney in 1996.

Jury selection begins Monday in Sampson County in the rape trial of Christopher Harold Goins, 37.

Goins was denied a change of venue, but was granted a jury from out of the county because he was convicted in the vicious assault of the Wilmington attorney. New Hanover County judges recused themselves. A judge from another county is hearing the case.

According to the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office, jury selection will take place in Sampson County. When a jury is seated, jurors will be bused to Wilmington each day for trial.

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3 Comments on "Jury selection to begin for convicted felon in Wilmington rape trial"

2015 years 8 months ago

A record a mile long. Several instances of trying to kill people. Why in the world would any judge let a person like this mingle with ordinary society? A lifetime history of violence proving him to be a direct threat to anyone in his path.

Guest CommonTater
2015 years 8 months ago

Plenty of laws but no justice. Stupid holier than thou judges….

Justice Prevail
2015 years 8 months ago

If he had been delt with properly the first time this would not be an issue at this point. He should be feeding the worms and making the grass grow.


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