Friday, February 18, 2011

Durham Judge to Tackle Racial Justice Act

Next Month, Orlando Hudson will be the 2nd judge in the state to hear Racial Justice Act claims.

The claims of Isaac Stroud, a black man from Durham convicted in the 1993 killing of his girlfriend, have been scheduled for an initial hearing next month. His attorneys have statistical evidence showing black defendants are more likely to get death in Durham county than white defendants.

His lawyers have also filed motions challenging Stroud's competency.

Judge Hudson will begin wading into these issues next month.

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