Friday, November 9, 2012

Death Penalty Trials 2012

No death verdicts this year and only five capitally tried defendants (compare with 15 capital trials last year and 3 death sentences).

Matthew Salentine, Johnston County (November). Jury returned unanimous life verdict.

John Bullard, Robeson County (June). Jury rejected 1d murder, finding guilty of the lesser offense of 2d murder.

Jason Williford, Wake County (June). Jury returned unanimous life verdict.

Issaam Chaplin, Guilford County (May). Jury returned unanimous life verdict.

Danny Hembree, Gaston County (April). Mistrial declared during guilt phase.


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