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Witness fails to appear in murder trial

A hearing to preserve the testimony of a witness in a pending murder trial was continued Thursday when the witness failed to appear in court.

Man charged in 2 killings removed from courtroom after outbursts

A Duplin County man charged in a 2012 Wilmington killing and in the November slaying of a witness was removed from a New Hanover County courtroom Wednesday after making several outbursts in which he said he fired his court-appointed capital defender.
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Man accused of killing witness rejects plea deals

A Duplin County man accused of killing a state's witness in a Wilmington murder case pending against him rejected plea bargains in both cases Thursday, leaving open the potential that he could be tried for his life in the witness killing.

DA wants to use testimony from a murdered witness

video The man accused of killing one man and then allegedly murdering a witness for that trial was in court again today. Nashid Porter is charged with killing Brian Grant in 2012 and Obediah Hester in 2014.

Duplin murder victim’s family member confronts suspect in court

videoAt a first court appearance for an accused murderer, a member of the victim's family confronted the suspect.

FIRST ON 3: Duplin murder suspect in custody

videoSheriff Blake Wallace confirms the man wanted in an execution-style murder has been caught and charged.

ONLY ON 3: Grandmother speaks about Duplin witness murder

video Family members are grieving the loss of a father of three. Obediah Hester was murdered in Duplin County Wednesday night, and the search for his alleged killer continues.

NEW DETAILS: New Hanover murder suspect accused of killing witness

videoDuplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace says officials are looking for a man in connection with an execution-style murder. The suspect is currently charged in a 2012 murder in New Hanover County.

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