Friday, May 15, 2009
On trial for your life
The trial Michael Ryan, accused of shooting David Farrar, continues in Gaston County. Press has been sparse, but it appears they are still in the guilt phase. 12 jurors were in the box on April 27 and the court began hearing evidence.
In Fayetteville, NC, another capital case completed the guilt phase and a jury could not decide on a verdict. A mistrial was declared. Mark Andrews, pictured below, is accused of taking justice in his own hands and murdering a man whom he believed to have molested a female friend. Andrews protested his innocence and the main state witnesses had long criminal records and questionable motives. It is unclear at this time if the state will be seeking to retry Andrews.