State v. Bonilla, 209 N.C. App. 576 (Feb. 15, 2011)

In a kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder case, the trial court did not err by instructing the jury on flight. The defendant and an accomplice left the victims bound, placed a two-by-four across the inside of the apartment door, hindering access from the outside, and exited through a window. Despite the fact that the defendant lived at the apartment, there was no indication he ever returned. Although a warrant for the defendant’s arrest was issued immediately, ten years passed before the defendant was extradited.