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Six-year delay violated speedy trial protections (access required)

  A six-year delay between arrest and trial constituted a violation of a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial, particularly where the state failed to explain the wait, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled, reversing the defendant’s convictions for second-degree murder. The court found that all of the state’s evidence at ...

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