Lawyer in murder case seeks records from SBI agent

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — A defense attorney says the testimony of a fired State Bureau of Investigation agent is crucial to his defense of a Winston-Salem man charged in the death of an elderly woman 20 years ago.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that attorney Dan Wanderman also wants SBI records on agent Duane Deaver, who was fired after an audit uncovered hundreds of cases where blood evidence reports were mishandled.

Wanderman represents 38-year-old Michael Dwayne Miller, who’s charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape in the death of 74-year-old Theresa Nicholson. She was killed in August 1990, and Miller was charged in 2009.

A hearing was scheduled for Thursday. A prosecutor says he doesn’t object to Wanderman’s motion.

Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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