Friday, October 21, 2011

Mill Pleads Guilty in Alamance, State Still Seeks Death

Yesterday, Dennis Mills, against advice of counsel, pleaded guilty to a double murder in Alamance County. They are in the process of picking a capital jury.

His lawyers had planned to offer the defense of insanity. His plea makes him subject to, at the minimum, a life in prison sentence.

A jury will still have to be picked and a trial held on whether he should live or die.

After 8 days of jury selection, only 2 jurors have been selected. The selection and trial could last for weeks or even months. The state could end this expensive process at any moment by declaring the case non-capital and asking the judge to sentence Mills to life without parole.

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