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Judge declared mistrial in murder trial

After nine hours of deliberations, trial running into the third week of proceedings, and twenty-one witnesses called, an Onslow County jury could not reach a unanimous verdict and the Honorable Judge R. Kent Harrell declared a mistrial. Defense attorney, Paul Castle submitted a motion to dismiss all charges. State Prosecutor DA Ernie Lee opposed motions to dismiss on grounds of

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Murder Mayhem Series Vol.1 No.3 Second man goes to trial in 2012 Bingo Hall Murder

UPDATE: Jurors selected to determine the fate of James Edward Williamson told The Honorable Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell, they have been unable to come to a unanimous verdict surrounding the suspect that is charged with second-degree murder in the violent death of Kim Flournoy in 2012. District attorney Ernest Lee rendered closing arguments this morning reminding the jury

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Teen defendants in the murder case of a former Onslow County deputy William Clifton set for trial

Grand jury indictments were issued by the Onslow County Prosecuting Attorney Jamie B. Askins on October 9, 2018 for defendants Caitlyn Ridgeway and William Welch. Caitlyn Ridgeway was brought into Onslow County Superior Court on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the 2pm session in the first degree murder of former Onslow County Deputy William Clifton. The death penalty will not

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Triggerman sentenced in 2014 murder of Elmer Hudler today

In July of this year, The Onslow Beat began covering the tragic and senseless murder of Mr. Elmer Hudler, a man well loved by his community and family in  Murder Mayhem Series (Vol 1. No. 2). On April 21, 2014, Elmer Lee Hudler was shot three times in the head with a .25 cal pistol, in his bed, in his

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Murder Mayhem Series Vol.1 No.2: Son of slain Elmer Hudler trial soon to begin

UPDATE: On October 3, 2018 Josh Hudler, the son of Elmer Hudler was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 25 years in prison for second degree murder of his father. The DA never had intention of seeking the death penalty.

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