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NC serial killer's lawyer says confession coerced

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Defense attorneys are asking a North Carolina appeals court to reconsider the life prison sentence for a serial killer. Full story...
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Peterson will get new trial in wife's 2001 death

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A judge has ruled that Durham novelist Michael Peterson will get a new trial in his wife's 2001 death. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue vetoes death-row racial bias bill

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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Victims' relatives differ on death row bill

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Family members of murder victims are meeting with North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue in hopes of persuading her to make a decision on a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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NC murder victims' relatives want Perdue veto

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Several relatives of people who were murdered hope to persuade North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to veto a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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Man shot to death at Charlotte biker club meeting

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Police say a man has been shot to death at a motorcycle club meeting in Charlotte. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man gets life in prison for 2009 murder

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A Bladen County jury ruled Kevin Christopher Rogers killed Sean Maurice Lesane in 2009 and sent him to prison for life. Full story...
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SBI agent testifies that colleague botched tests

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Two State Bureau of Investigation agents who retested evidence from a 1993 murder trial found results that raise questions about whether a former colleague fabricated results that led to an innocent man spending 17 years in prison. Full story...
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Moore County deputy slain; suspect also kills self

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Authorities say a Moore County deputy has been shot and killed as he tried to arrest an Iraqi war veteran with an outstanding arrest warrant for not paying child support. Full story...
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Duke lacrosse accuser can stand trial for murder

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A judge has ruled that the woman at the center of the Duke University lacrosse scandal is competent to be tried for murder. Full story...
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