Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Death Penalty Trials: A Year in Review

This year, 8 capital cases were tried in North Carolina state courts. 2 resulted in mistrials, as the juries were unable to return a verdict. Juries convicted of 1st degree murder 6 times; twice they returned death.

Hasson Bacote, Johnston County
Michael Sherrill, Mecklinburg County

Life Without Parole
Myron Britt, Robeson County
Lawrence Flood, Alamance County
John Hester, Bladen County
Anthony McMillan, Cumberland County

Mistrial (hung-jury on guilt/innocence)
Mark Andrews, Cumberland County
Michael Ryan, Gaston County

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