Thursday, December 22, 2011

Death Penalty Trials 2011, Year in Review

Not Guilty of 1st Degree Murder:
Michael Mead, Mecklenburg County (acquitted)
Robert Stewart, Moore County (convicted of 2nd degree murder)
Brandon Gross, Buncombe County (convicted of 2nd degree murder)

Life without Parole by Jury:
Danny Thomas, Columbus County
Shelton Mills, Pitt County
Joshua Stepp, Wake County
Larry Robinson, Robeson County

Less than Death by Other Means 
Melba Slaydon, Randolph County (plea to 1st degree during jury selection)
Ebony Watson, Lee County (plea to 2nd degree during jury selection)
James Richardson, Pitt County (case declared non-capital after conviction)
Dennis Mills, Alamance County (plea to 1st degree during jury selection)

Mistrial:
Al Bellamy, Iredell County (judge declared case non-capital after ruling on mistrial, due to state's hiding of evidence)

Death Verdicts:
Tony Summers, Guilford County
Danny Hembree, Gaston County
William Robinson, Stanly County

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