State v. Dean, 196 N.C. App. 180 (Apr. 7, 2009)

In a murder case, evidence of an assault committed by the defendant two days before the murder was admissible to show identity when ballistics evidence showed that the same weapon was used in both the murder and the assault. The court rejected the defendant’s argument that the probative value of the prior assault was diminished because of the dissimilarity of the incidents.