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

The trial court did not abuse its discretion in ordering the removal of four spectators in a gang-related murder trial. Jurors had expressed concern for their safety, as jurors had in the first trial of this case. The trial court found that the spectators were talking in the courtroom in violation of a pretrial order and had not followed orders of the court.