Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Murder Cases Proceed To Trial

Around the state, a number of murder trials are moving forward.

Antwan Pittman
In Bertie County, openings were today in the case of Antwan Pittman. Pittman is charged with the killing of Taraha Shenice Nicholson. Ms. Nicholson was strangled and her body was found under a bridge. The authorities have publicly speculated that Pittman is a serial killer, involved in the death of 8 women in the Rocky Mount area. Presumably, they have little evidence to back up those claims as he is only on trial for one murder count.

Pittman was originally charged in Edgecombe County, but the case was moved to Bertie due to publicity. This case is non-capital.

In Robeson County, jury selection is underway in the case of of Larry Robinson. No information could be found on this case in the press. This case is capital.

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