Sunday, February 27, 2011

First Up Next Week: Cook Trial Verdict?

Jurors began deliberating last Friday in the Cook 2nd degree murder case (discussed earlier). This is a drunk driving vehicular homicide case out of Wake County. Jurors must determine if Mr. Cook's actions were sufficient to rise to malice--reckless disregard--the level of intent necessary to prove 2nd degree murder.

Cook's attorneys argued that he was only guilty of involuntary manslaught--i.e. the criminally negligent killing of another.

Deliberations to resume Monday.

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