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Eye witness testifies in Nashid Porter’s murder trial

The state called on one of its only eye witnesses in the Nashid Porter murder trial Wednesday.

Judge allows testimony from witness killed in Nashid Porter trial

A judge in Pender County is going to allow testimony from a former witness that was killed before trial for a 2012 murder.

Judge hears testimony on witness’s murder in Nashid Porter trial

On day four, the judge for a murder trial heard testimony about the murder of one of the witnesses for this trial.

Murder suspect asks prospective jurors wide range of questions

A murder suspect representing himself in his own trial spent day three of trial asking prospective jurors a wide range of questions.

Witnesses report safety concerns on day 2 of murder trial

On day two of a murder suspect's trial, witnesses reported safety concerns during pre-trial motions.

Judge: Accused killer forfeits right to attorney, must represent self in murder trial

A man charged in a 2012 Creekwood killing forfeited his right to counsel and must represent himself when his first-degree murder case goes to trial next week, a judge has ruled.

Judge denies defendant’s request to replace his attorney

A New Hanover County murder suspect must keep his attorney. That was the ruling from Superior Court Judge Charles Henry yesterday, according to a news release from the District Attorney's office.

DA seeking death penalty in witness-killing trial

The district attorney in Duplin County said he is seeking death in the trial of a man accused of killing a witness set to testify in another murder trial.

Judge rules murder suspect competent to stand trial

A judge ruled Friday that a man accused in a 2012 killing in Wilmington, as well as the killing of a witness in the case, is competent to stand trial.

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Bladen deputies find body in creek near White Oak; believed to be missing man

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