Murder http://wunc.org en Witness To An Execution: Part Two http://wunc.org/post/witness-execution-part-two <p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Stephen Lich Tyler drove to Texas last week to witness the execution of his father’s killer, </span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Ramiro Hernandez Llanas. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:13:28 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33844 at http://wunc.org Witness To An Execution: Part Two Witness To A Texas Execution: Part One http://wunc.org/post/witness-texas-execution-part-one <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">On Wednesday night, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=301083430">State of Texas executed Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas</a>, a man convicted of the 1997 killing of professor Glen Lich.</span></font></span></font></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:20:58 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33514 at http://wunc.org Witness To A Texas Execution: Part One Jeff Deaver Breathes New Life Into Popular Character http://wunc.org/post/jeff-deaver-breathes-new-life-popular-character <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Best-selling author <a href="http://www.jefferydeaver.com/">Jeffery Deaver</a> has garnered international acclaim through his murder mystery series of novels featuring former NYPD homicide detective Lincoln Rhyme. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:20:05 +0000 Mark Haywood, Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 16625 at http://wunc.org Jeff Deaver Breathes New Life Into Popular Character NC Author Revisits An Unsolved Murder Mystery in Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/nc-author-revisits-unsolved-murder-mystery-chapel-hill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On Christmas Eve of 1963, a young woman named Lucille Rinaldi was murdered in her apartment in downtown Chapel Hill.&nbsp; Later the same day, her husband Frank Rinaldi was arrested and charged with murder.</p><p>Over the next two years, the trial consumed the attention of the town.&nbsp; Nora Gaskin was 12 years old when Lucille Rinaldi was killed. The case left an indelible impression on her. She is the author of <a href="http://www.ncwriters.org/news/book-buzz/3145-until-proven-a-mystery-in-two-parts-by-nora-gaskin">"Until Proven: A Mystery in Two Parts"</a> (Lystra/ 2013). She joins host Frank Stasio to discuss the novel she has written based on the murder. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:55:04 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 13370 at http://wunc.org NC Author Revisits An Unsolved Murder Mystery in Chapel Hill Sledge Awaits Justice From Behind Bars http://wunc.org/post/sledge-awaits-justice-behind-bars <p>In 1976, Joseph Sledge was accused of murdering a mother and daughter in Bladen County, NC. Because of the many limits of scientific evidence at the time, hairs found at the scene of the crime were identified as "Negroid." And because Joseph Sledge was a Black man, the hairs were linked to him. Over 34 years later, the use of DNA testing has been used to prove that those hairs were not Sledges'.&nbsp; Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:36:33 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 13026 at http://wunc.org Two Plead Guilty In Terror/Murder Plot http://wunc.org/post/two-plead-guilty-terrormurder-plot <p>Two people, one a former Raleigh school teacher, have pleaded guilty to plotting a murder-for-hire scheme in the Triangle.&nbsp;<br><br>Two defendants in this case have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for hire.&nbsp; This was not your average shoot to kill murder. Nevine Elshiekh and Shukumbin Sherifi allegedly paid someone five-thousand-dollars to be-head witnesses from a terrorism trial in Raleigh.&nbsp; Turns out they were paying an FBI informant.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 4147 at http://wunc.org Lovette Gets Life for Killing Carson http://wunc.org/post/lovette-gets-life-killing-carson <p>Laurence Lovette will serve the rest of his life behind bars for murdering UNC Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson. On Tuesday Lovette became the second man convicted in the killing. District Attorney Jim Woodall says in the four years since the crime, the Carson case has received attention throughout the country.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:03:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7077 at http://wunc.org New State Laws Take Effect Today http://wunc.org/post/new-state-laws-take-effect-today <p>There are more than 30 new laws that take effect today in North Carolina.<br><br>People with multiple convictions of driving while impaired will face harsher punishments and higher fines. "Laura's Law" is named after a 17-year-old girl from Gaston County who died after a drunken driver collided with her car last year.<br> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7154 at http://wunc.org Court Declares Two Men Innocent http://wunc.org/post/court-declares-two-men-innocent <p>A panel of three judges has found two North Carolina men innocent of a murder to which they had once pleaded guilty.</p><p>The judges announced their decision Thursday in Asheville after nearly two weeks of testimony in the cases of Kenneth Kagonyera and Robert Wilcoxsin.</p><p>Both men had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Walter Bowman of Fairview at his home in 2000. They claimed they agreed to the pleas to avoid the possibility of getting the death penalty or spending life behind bars.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:50:00 +0000 WUNC News 7423 at http://wunc.org Evidence Presented to Potential Jurors in Nursing Home Killings Case http://wunc.org/post/evidence-presented-potential-jurors-nursing-home-killings-case <p>Defense attorneys have decided to present evidence during jury selection in the murder trial of Robert Stewart. He's accused of shooting and killing eight people two years ago at the Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Moore County. Stewart's attorneys say he was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs at the time and is not legally responsible for his actions. Defense lawyers are showing potential jurors graphic images of the shootings and Stewart admitted this week during jury selection he killed the victims. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:10:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 8470 at http://wunc.org