State v. Blow, 237 N.C. App. 158 (Nov. 4, 2014)

rev’d on other grounds, 368 N.C. 348 (Sep. 25, 2015)

In a child sexual assault case, the trial court did not err by denying the defendant’s motion to continue, made on grounds that defense counsel learned of a potential defense witness on the eve of trial. Specifically, defense counsel learned that a psychologist prepared reports on the defendant and the victim in connection with a prior custody determination. However, the defendant knew about the psychologist’s work given his participation in it and defense counsel had two months to confer with the defendant and prepare the case for trial.