In order to ensure that the victim could not defend himself, defendant used a stun gun to incapacitate the victim while defendant’s boyfriend beat the victim, which included beating the victim on his head. Since the jury could conclude from ...Read More »
After losing his temper at a supervised visitation and having his visitation with “Ian” suspended until he completed an anger management program, the respondent-father refused to engage with DSS or to pursue any of his case plan objectives until he ...Read More »
The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a Gaston County man who starved his 4-year-old disabled stepson to death, finding that the requisite malice for a murder by starvation conviction is present when a parent withholds sufficient nourishment from a child, even if they provide some food and ...
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Even though defendant’s Alford plea to assault inflicting serious bodily injury was entered under defendant’s alleged misconception as to the amount of money involved in restitution, since the trial court made a careful inquiry of defendant regarding his decision to ...Read More »
When the trial court awarded the respondent-mother supervised visitation, it erroneously delegated its judicial function to the children’s father by allowing him to choose the supervised visitation facility. A trial court may not delegate to the custodial parent the court’s ...Read More »
ELIZABETH CITY (AP) — A North Carolina deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, authorities said, spurring an outcry from community members who demanded law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera ...
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