Pilgrimage, Day Four

June 18, 2009

The Soujourners for Abolition and Reconciliation have made their way to Rocky Mount – and an internet connection!  They have updated their blog here and here with tales of their travels so far.

Today they will march from Rocky Mount to Tarboro- Princeville.

Jury Selection Underway in Hester Trial

June 18, 2009

John Franklin Hester is on trial in Bladen County for the 2007 murder of Randolph Hughes.  Hughes’ grandson was also injured, but managed to get away and run for help.  Hester is also charged with kidnapping and robbery for another incident that occurred later that same day.

Eleven jurors have been seated thus far.  The court plans to seat twelve jurors and four alternates for the trial.


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