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Release of several inmates put on hold

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court has stopped the release of a handful of inmates sentenced to life in prison so it can consider the case further. The high court's stay was issued Friday after a lower court ruling that some inmates sentenced to life more than 30 years ago should be released because of a legal quirk.

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Supreme Court rules that woman not a bigamist

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court says a Wake County man cannot annul his 12-year marriage because his wife was still married to another man. The ruling reverses a 2011 Court of Appeals decision that Nikki Palmer-Mussa was still required to officially terminate her previous marriage, even though the union was legally invalid.

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