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Altman pleads guilty in 2009 murders of mother, stepfather

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A man accused of killing two family members has pleaded guilty. This morning Gerard Altman pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder. Full story...
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Police say NC man killed wife, attempted suicide

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Police say a 63-year-old Statonsburg man forced his way into a home where his estranged wife was staying, shot and killed her, wounded two other people and tried to commit suicide. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jurors in Thomas case deadlocked; Judge gives life sentence

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video After a jury that convicted a man of four murders could not come to an agreement on a sentence, the judge in the Danny Thomas case handled the sentence. Full story...
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Christian counselor charged with murder

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The Sheriff's Office says Michael Shawn Brown bonded out of jail this afternoon on a $50,000 bond for the death of Larry Townes back in March. Full story...
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No sentence yet for Thomas

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Day three of deliberations in a quadruple murder case in Columbus County and still no sentence. A jury took just a few hours May 5 to convict Danny Lamont Thomas of killing four people in Chadbourn in 2005 but their decision of how he should pay for the crimes is taking much longer. Full story...
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Reward offered in Hankins murder

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The governor has approved a $5,000 reward for an arrest in the murder of a Brunswick County teen. Marcus Hankins, 19, died after being shot at a party in Bolivia last month. Full story...
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Domestic violence murders up last year in NC

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A total of 107 North Carolinians lost their lives in domestic violence murders in 2010, an increase from the previous year, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office investigating overnight murder

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video A man accused of stiffing a cab driver is now a murder suspect. Full story...
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NC ABC revokes, denies Club 609 permits after murder; cites ties to slain gang leader

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video The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has revoked temporary alcohol permits for Club 609, the site of a fatal shooting and a stabbing early Sunday morning. Full story...
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Jury deadlocked in Thomas sentencing

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Jurors in the Danny Thomas case spent Friday deliberating his sentence for killing four people during robberies in Chadbourn in 2005. The jury said they were deadlocked this afternoon, leading the court to decide to continue the sentencing portion of trial on Saturday morning. Full story...
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Killer faces death as jury deliberates Friday

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He has been convicted of four counts of first degree murder. Now it's time for a jury to decide whether Danny Thomas deserves the death penalty. Full story...
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Driver sentenced for drunk driving crash that killed man standing in yard

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A Columbus County man will spend at least a dozen years behind bars for killing a man with his pick-up last year. Full story...
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Judge sets $500,000 bond for Duke lacrosse accuser

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A judge has set a $500,000 bond for Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum in her first-degree murder case. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Is Club 609 the new Rhino Club?

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video The shooting death at Club 609 early Sunday morning marks the second murder at a Wilmington night club this year. Some people say after the Rhino Club closed down following the murder of a gang leader, Club 609 became the new hang out and attracted the same crowd. Full story...
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Testimony wraps in Thomas sentencing

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video The jury had a short day Tuesday. They heard testimony in the morning and were released just before lunch time, but the attorneys stayed busy the rest of the day discussing and preparing for what's next. Full story...
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