Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two More Capital Murder Trials Begin

In Guilford County, jury selection began Monday in the Isaam Chaplin case. He is accused of robbing a brinks truck outside an Old Navy and shooting and killing the driver. Prosecutors have told the press they think they will have a jury in a week. Press here.

In Stanly County, jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the case of William Robinson. Robinson is charged with killing a store clerk. Press here.

Jury selection continues in the cases of Larry Robinson, Robeson County and Dennis Mills, Alamance County.

Danny Hembree, with his lawyers
Last Wednesday, evidence began in the guilt phase in the case of Danny Hembree, Gaston County. Jurors heard Mr. Hembree's confession this week--a confession he subsequently recanted. In the recording, Hembree describes killing one woman with a plastic bag so she wouldn't date black men and another "because he wanted to." Asked why he did it, Hembree said he felt both women were prostituting themselves for drugs. Press here and here.

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