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Double-murder trial brings discovery statute into focus (access required)

A homicide investigator's handwritten notes have become the focus of what some attorneys are calling the biggest murder trial in Charlotte in a decade. The case, State v. Montgomery, involves the killing of two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers in 2007. Attorney Bill Powers of Charlotte-based Powers McCartan said if police officers and prosecutors don't turn over their entire file, except for work product, they may be subject to sanctions. Powers is not involved in Montgomery.

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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Right to Silence – Impeachment – Prior Inconsistent Statements – Alibi – Murder – 2-Year-Old Child (access required)

State v. Smith. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0812, 20 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Wake County Superior Court. (A. Leon Stanback, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Defendant voluntarily spoke to law enforcement officers and offered varying explanations for how the 2-year-old ...

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