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Convicted killer seeks third trial to prove innocence
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 5:05pm.

videoA man convicted twice for second degree murder is seeking a third trial. Joseph Sledge says he was wrongly accused of the murder of two Bladen County women in the late 1970’s. Josephine Davis, 74 and her daughter Aileen, 53, were found dead in their home Labor Day 1976.

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ONLY ON 3: Shallotte attorney plans primary challenge against Jon David
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 4:17pm.

Voters in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties will have a couple of candidates to choose from in next year's Republican Primary for district attorney. At last night's Brunswick County Republican Party meeting, defense attorney Ryan Smithwick announced his intention to challenge incumbent Jon David.

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DA Jon David will contest Joseph Sledge's claim of innocence in 37-year-old murders
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 7:40am.

Joseph Sledge must overcome a skeptical district attorney if his murder conviction in the deaths of two women more than 35 years ago is going to be overturned.

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Sunset Beach cop under investigation after court case thrown out
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 7:59pm.

A Sunset Beach Police officer is under investigation after prosecutors had to dismiss a court case in which he was a witness, WWAY has learned from sources.

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No charges filed in shooting death of teen
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 7:58pm.

No charges will be filed in the shooting death of Jasmine Thar. The 16-year-old was shot and killed in the front yard of a Chadbourn home on December 23, 2011.

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FIRST ON 3: DA says SBI to investigate after Bolton police chief shot
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 5:36pm.

videoWhiteville Police are looking for the man they say shot Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim in the leg Wednesday night.

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Death penalty case gets started in Brunswick County
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:55pm.

videoA death penalty case is underway for a man accused of raping, killing and setting a mother of two on fire in 2008. A couple hundred potential jurors filed in to the Brunswick County Courthouse today for the trial of Carl Alston.

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ONLY ON 3: Questions remain about why accused killer was not in jail
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 5:43pm.

video There are still questions tonight why a man accused of hitting and killing a woman in a suspected drunk driving crash Friday was not in jail for previous crimes. Pierre Walker had twice been convicted of DWI this month alone and was on probation in at least three counties.

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Law enforcement leaders meet to discuss potential crime lab
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 11:35pm.

video Law enforcement leaders met today to discuss the possibility of a regional lab that could help speed up some investigations.

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ONLY ON 3: David says his office 'monitoring' jail beating case
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 11:47pm.

video Last week, WWAY broke the story of Joshua Ward, who was badly beaten in the Bladen county jail. Former jailer Marcus Hubbard told us that kind of violence is nothing new at the Bladen county jail. He said his complaints would often times fall on deaf ears.

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