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R. Kelly fate in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in his ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

‘No winners’: Mason found guilty in fish arcade murder trial

SALISBURY — As soon as the court clerk read the verdict aloud, the tangible tension enveloping the courtroom immediately gave way to gasps and uncontrollable ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Jury begins deliberations in Fishzilla murder case

SALISBURY — A jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon in the Fishzilla murder case, but a verdict wasn’t reached on the guilt or innocence of Dedric ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Defendant testifies in Fishzilla murder trial

SALISBURY —  After watching other witnesses give accounts of the incident, Dedrick Michelle Mason took the stand on Monday to give her version of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Defense witness gives tearful account of deadly shooting in Fishzilla murder trial

SALISBURY — During a tearful testimony on Friday afternoon, Andrea Dillard recounted the moment she thought her life was going to end. “I really thought ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Jury finds Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Jeffrey MacDonald ends release appeal from infamous 1970 slayings

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Prosecution in Fishzilla murder case introduces more witness accounts, handgun used in shooting

SALISBURY — The prosecution on Thursday continued to build its case against Dedric Michelle Mason in an abbreviated trial day. Mason, 45, is facing charges ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Fishzilla murder trial continues with employee testimony, footage of deadly arcade shooting

SALISBURY — Curtis Quick said he was “bewildered” and “stunned” following a deadly shooting at Fishzilla Arcade in April 2018. Quick, an employee at Fishzilla ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Fishzilla murder trial begins with opening statements, testimony from victim’s longtime girlfriend

SALISBURY — Standing in a Rowan County courtroom Tuesday afternoon, attorney Ryan Stowe framed his client’s case as a matter of self defense during a potentially ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Jury selection begins for murder trial of woman in fish arcade shooting

SALISBURY — Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Salisbury woman charged with second-degree murder after a deadly fish arcade shooting. Dedric ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Salisbury man skips court, gets convicted of assaulting government official

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man who stopped coming to court was convicted Thursday of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Demaurea ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Judge orders release of police video captured during county commissioner’s arrest

SALISBURY — A judge on Thursday morning ordered the immediate release of law enforcement video footage captured during the arrest of Rowan County Commissioner Craig ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Court of Appeals overturns multimillion-dollar ruling against Mooresville oral surgeon accused of affair with nurse

SALISBURY — The North Carolina Court of Appeals has overturned a $2.3 million verdict against a Mooresville oral surgeon accused of having an affair with ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Court of Appeals upholds murder convictions for 2016 slaying of Salisbury woman

SALISBURY — Asserting that the defendants received fair trials, the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld two first-degree murder convictions in the 2016 ... Read more

3 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Chauvin gets 22.5 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 1/2 years in ... Read more

4 months ago by News Service Report.

Appeals court upholds Black Mountain man’s conviction for threatening tweet

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a North Carolina man who posted an anonymous threat on ... Read more

5 months ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County jury convicts Ansonville man of robbery, burglary

SALISBURY — Following a four-day jury trial, Lamorris William Rivers of Ansonville was convicted this week of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

SALISBURY — Jason Emmanuel Roebuck was convicted this week by a jury in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of felony possession of a firearm by ... Read more

5 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Kannapolis man sentenced to minimum of 25 years in prison for sex crimes

SALISBURY — More than two years after he was charged with sex offenses against a 7-year-old girl, a Kannapolis man was sentenced to a minimum ... Read more

5 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Gov. Cooper pardons man who had murder convictions vacated

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon of innocence Friday to a man imprisoned for two decades before his two murder ... Read more

6 months ago by News Service Report.

Two habitual felons convicted in Rowan County Superior Court

SALISBURY — Two habitual felons were found guilty by juries in Rowan County Superior Court last week. Eugene Green was convicted by a jury of ... Read more

6 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

GASTONIA (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced on Friday to at least 38 years in prison for killing his daughter and daughter-in-law in ... Read more

6 months ago by News Service Report.

Medical examiner says murdered barber stabbed 3 times

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local barber Altereck Shields, who was reportedly stabbed to death in 2016 by a man he got into a ... Read more

2 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Jurors find Donald Frye guilty in 2017 murder of Sheila Godfrey

SALISBURY — Jurors on Tuesday found a Kannapolis man guilty in the murder of Sheila Godfrey, whose body was found face down on the kitchen ... Read more

3 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Closing arguments made in Donald Frye murder trial

SALISBURY — In his closing statements Monday, defense attorney Tom King asked jurors if they could believe three of the state’s witnesses, all of whom ... Read more

3 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Sheila Godfrey’s blood found on Donald Frye’s shoes, jury told

SALISBURY — A forensic biologist testified Wednesday that Sheila Godfrey’s blood was found on shoes that belonged to Donald Frye, who is on trial for ... Read more

3 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

Former cellmate testifies against Donald Frye

By Shavonne Walker shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — According to a former cellmate, Donald Frye said he was haunted by Sheila Godfrey and admitted to selling her ... Read more

3 years ago by Shavonne Potts.

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