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3 charged in Bladen County native's murder; blunt force trauma cause of death

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videoPolice say a Bladen County native found dead in her Raleigh apartment earlier this month died of blunt force trauma. Full story...
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Friend remembers Bladen Co. native killed in Raleigh

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video Melissa Huggins-Jones moved to Raleigh from Tennessee two weeks before her death May 14. A friend describes her as someone who loved life and loved the people in her life. She had just moved to raleigh looking for a new start when it all came to an end. Full story...
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Judge: Soldier premeditated Iraq killings of Wilmington Navy officer, four soldiers

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A military judge has found Army Sgt. John Russell guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 killings of five fellow service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq. Full story...
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Elisa Baker speaks from prison about murder of 10-year-old Zahra

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"I plead guilty to something I did not even do and it wasn't even a murder," Elisa Baker said during a prison interview. Baker is now serving a minimum 25-year prison sentence. Full story...
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Jurors see video of 5-year-old's body recovered

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Jurors in the trial of a man accused in the death of a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl have viewed a video showing investigators recovering the girl's body. Full story...
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DA Jon David will contest Joseph Sledge's claim of innocence in 37-year-old murders

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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. Full story...
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Man accused in father's stabbing death denied bond; 911 call describes frantic scene

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videoA Wilmington man is in jail without bond after allegedly stabbing his father to death last night. Corey Eugene Roberts, 20, is charged with first-degree murder. Full story...
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Man sentenced to at least 12 years in fatal crash

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An Atkinson man pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in a fatal October rollover accident police say happened when he grabbed the steering wheel during a domestic dispute as his girlfriend was driving. Full story...
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Guilty pleas close two 2011 Pender Co. murder cases

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videoThe district attorney says a pair of Pender County murder cases should be closed this afternoon, when the suspects return to court. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Road murder investigation continues

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video A man charged with murder in a weekend shooting spent more than five years behind bars on a similar charge. Shannon Mitchell is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Gilbert McClammy Saturday night. Full story...
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Murder suspect served time for accessory to murder

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A man charged with murder in a weekend shooting in New Hanover County spent more than five years behind bars on a similar charge. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge orders accused killer undergo more mental tests

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video A man charged with killing a young mother last year was back in court this morning for a hearing that could determine how his murder case will move forward. Full story...
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Death penalty sought in killing of CFCC student

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The death penalty will be sought against one of four people charged in the Dec. 13 shooting death of a Cape Fear Community College student in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alabama murder has ties to Wilmington

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videoA Camp Lejeune marine and his girlfriend are both behind bars after being accused of murder. Marquis Cheatham, 23, and Dominique Atkinson, 21, are accused of killing Cheatham's wife Ashley during a trip to Alabama. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder victim's mother speaks out

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videoInvestigators say someone shot and killed Rahman Liadi in the Houston Moore Housing Complex early Thursday morning. Liadi died at the scene of the shooting. Full story...
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