Crystal Magnum has been found guilty of second degree murder in the stabbing death of her then-boyfriend Reginald Daye in 2011. The 12-person jury took two days to come to the guilty verdict in a case that pitted the prosecution's version of murder against the defense team's version of self defense.
A Monroe man pleaded guilty to charges of driving while impaired and second degree murder, stemming from a car accident that ended in the death of a Marshville man in October. The 29-year-old suspect, who has prior drunk driving convictions, entered his guilty plea on Monday.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has overturned several charges against a 46-year-old Charlotte woman accused of causing a man's death after driving while intoxicated. The court ordered a new trial for the woman.
Murder charges have traditionally been reserved for violent crimes. However, this is slowly changing in North Carolina. When individuals driving under the influence cause a fatal crash, prosecutors are beginning to charge DWI suspects with second-degree murder.