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A Colonel's daughter? Helena Stoeckley was a Colonel's daughter.

Certainly explains her being very comfortable breaking into a house inside a military base

****Our Senate and House Representatives have recently created laws that change the forensics lab control to an independent agency outside of the Attorney General and law enforcement control to handle possible exculpatory evidence and be certain all evidence is available to the defense attorney and no longer hidden.

"Attorney General Roy Cooper, who oversees the Department of Justice, opposes the proposal. Some lawmakers and attorneys want the lab separate from the SBI to remove perceptions workers are only helping prosecutors. The lab has undergone reforms since an outside review of its blood unit by former FBI officials identified more than 200 cases improperly handled during a 16-year period until 2003. Cooper asked for the review after a scandal involving the exoneration of a man convicted of murder. The budget provision comes less than two months after the General Assembly approved another bill that made clear lab workers or anyone who willfully omits or misrepresents evidence such as results, notes or other materials that should have been in the case file for review by defense attorneys would face a felony charge. Senators want to go further. "I think that it's extremely important that the SBI be put under an independent agency," said Sen. Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover, co-chairman of the Senate budget-writing subcommittee for criminal justice issues."


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