The conviction and death sentence of North Carolina death row inmate Davy Stephens has been upheld by the Fourth Circuit. Apparently they didn’t think there was anything fishy about Stephens’ lawyer not telling him that he also happened to represent the law enforcement agency which investigated the case. The lawyer also neglected to mention that through that representation, he knew that a member of the Sheriff’s Office had destroyed files related to Stephens’ case. Not a conflict of interest at all, no sir.
In Robeson County, the capital trial of Myron Britt is set to begin next week. A pretrial hearing was held yesterday to determine whether jurors would hear evidence that a bullet fired from a gun owned by Britt matched the bullet that killed his wife. One expert asserts that the bullets did come from the same gun, while another says it’s not possible to know for sure.