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NO CHARGES: Brooklyn Avenue shooting was self defense, D.A. says

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The shooting that killed a 48-year-old man on July 3 was an act of self-defense and won’t result in charges against the shooter, District Attorney Greg Newman announced today.   Read Story »

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Police identify murder victim

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Hendersonville police have identified the victim in a murder last week as James Franklin Stepp III, 48, of Hendersonville. Stepp was shot at 706 Brooklyn Avenue and later pronounced dead at Mission Hospital.   Read Story »

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Defendant charged with murdering his mother found insane

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A judge ordered a 33-year-old man to indefinite confinement at a state mental hospital in Butner after a finding that he was "incapable of knowing the nature and quality of his actions in a rational and reality-based way" when he killed his mother, District Attorney Greg Newman announced on Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Citing shutdown, defense seeks delay of Stroupe murder trial

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Chalk up another unintended consequence of the government shutdown. The shutdown has prevented defense lawyers representing accused murder Phillip Michael Stroupe II from receiving a potentially key piece of evidence from the federal government, a lapse in service that the public defender cites to support a request to postpone the trial for a second time.   Read Story »

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Fugitive charged with murder is caught

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U.S. marshals seek suspect in first-degree murder

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U.S. marshals are seeking a 26-year-old man who is wanted for second-degree murder in Henderson County and considered armed and dangerous.   Read Story »

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Grand jury indicts co-worker for murder, rape in Pisgah Inn case

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ASHEVILLE — A federal grand jury issed an indictment Wednesday adding sexual assault charges to a previous murder charge against a 21-year-old Asheville man accused of killing his Pisgah Inn coworker on a Blue Ridge Parkway trail last summer.   Read Story »

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Murder suspect caught

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Law officers have arrested the suspect in the shooting death last week of Lavoris Jermaine Brown in Green Meadows.   Read Story »

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Police searching for murder suspect

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Hendersonville police officers are looking for a 22-year-old man they've charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man Thursday in Green Meadows.   Read Story »

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Judge finds probable cause on murder charges

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Suspect told neighbor 'there was a shooting and she was dead'

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'Oh my God. My husband's trying to shoot me,' estranged wife tells 911

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20/20 to air story on Wilkie murder

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For the second time this year, the murder of a woman in Henderson County will be the topic of TV newsmagazine story.   Read Story »

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'Person of interest' caught in Florida

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A 28-year-old man wanted for questioning in connection with the death of a 52-year-old woman in the Stoney Mountain community was taken into custody by authorities in Florida shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, the Henderson County sheriff's department said.   Read Story »

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Accused murderer fires four attorneys

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Pages of creative jailhouse lawyering and a file handoff fumble have led to a protracted pretrial struggle and an unusual court order in an aging murder case that shows no sign of reaching a resolution.   Read Story »

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Appeals court grants new trial for Jason Young

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The state Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in a sensational murder case that has a Brevard connection.   Read Story »

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Mintz family hopes for answers this week

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Three years after their mother's murder, Andrew Little Gray and her sister hope for answers this week when their former stepfather appears in court in Columbus for a special hearing on the case.   Read Story »

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