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Stepmother charged in connection with Hickory girl's disappearance

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Investigators indicated Tuesday they believe someone killed a 10-year-old girl with disabilities who was reported missing over the weekend, and accused her stepmother of trying to throw off investigators with a fake ransom note. Full story...
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Suspect in woman's slaying to return to NC from NY

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The man accused of killing a North Carolina police chief's daughter and dumping her body in a self-storage unit has waived extradition from New York. Full story...
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Suspect caught in killing of NC chief's daughter

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Michael Neal Harvey was arrested Monday morning in Niagara Falls, NY, in the killing of Valerie Hamilton. Hamilton's body was found over the weekend in a self-storage unit in North Carolina. Full story...
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20/20's Elizabeth Vargas discusses tonight's focus on Tim Hennis case

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videoThe murder of a Fort Bragg wife and her two young daughters in their Fayetteville home made headlines back in the 1980s. It was a mystery that played out for more than 25 years, including here in Wilmington, as suspect Tim Hennis was found guilty, later acquitted, then tried again after two decades of freedom. Full story...
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Former NC Marine pleads guilty to killing wife

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Marine avoids death penalty to admitting killing soldier wife. Full story...
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James Jordan murder case pulled from SBI report

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Independent reviewers have removed the murder of Michael Jordan's father from a list of cases mishandled by North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation. Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker said Thursday that the case was pulled after a second look at documents. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Suspect pleads guilty in 2006 murder

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video Nearly four years after a Wilmington convenience store clerk was gunned down in his store, his killer admitted to the crime today. Full story...
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Neighbors say domestic trouble may have led to double murder-suicide

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videoA small community in Brunswick County is in mourning after three people died there over the weekend in an apparent double murder-suicide. It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday. Full story...
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SBI questions lab results; murder cases could be re-opened

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video Eight of the 109 questionable cases are in Pender and New Hanover counties. One is a high-profile murder case, that received national attention. New Hanover County prosecutors say they have their hands full. The district attorney's office is funded by the state and has been on a hiring freeze for the past 18 months. Full story...
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Laurean's wife won't testify

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North Carolina law bars prosecutors from forcing Christina Laurean, also a Camp Lejeune Marine, to testify against her husband. Full story...
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LAUREAN TRIAL: DNA results focus at pregnant Marine murder trial

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North Carolina prosecutors are expected to unveil DNA test results they believe points to an ex-Marine clerk accused of killing a pregnant colleague. Full story...
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SBI Agent: Sheriff used divining rod in Laurean's backyard

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A North Carolina investigator says a sheriff used a wire hanger as a divining rod to search for the buried corpse of a pregnant Marine. Full story...
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Chadbourn woman flags down officer, admits to murder

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videoChadbourn Police are scratching their heads today after a woman flagged down an officer early Sunday morning and admitted to killing her boyfriend. What she asked for next has police stumped. Full story...
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Man charged with killing brother makes court appearance

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videoDale Duncan is charged with first degree murder. Police say Duncan shot his brother Randall twice, once in the chest and once in the back, with a shotgun Monday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man charged with brother's murder

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video Wednesday evening Columbus County Sheriff's deputies charged Dale Duncan with the murder of his brother Randall Duncan. Investigators say Dale shot his brother twice with a shotgun Monday night at Dale's home near Tabor City. Full story...
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