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Criminal Practice – Juvenile – Custodian – Statutory Amendment – ‘Pending’ Case – Confession – Knowing & Voluntary (access required)

State v. Benitez (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-025-18, 35 pp.) (Donna Stroud, J.) Appealed from Lee County Superior Court (Douglas Sasser & C. Winston Gilchrist, JJ.) N.C. App. Holding: If applicable, a statutory amendment would have excluded the juvenile defendant’s uncle as his “custodian.” Although the amendment applied to cases “pending” at the time it became effective, ...

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