State v. Mason, 222 N.C. App. 223 (Aug. 7, 2012)

By failing to assert fatal variance as a basis for his motion to dismiss, the defendant failed to preserve the issue for appellate review. Even if the issue had been preserved, it had no merit. Defendant argued that there was a fatal variance between the name of the victim in the indictment, You Xing Lin, and the evidence at trial, which showed the victim’s name to be Lin You Xing. The variance was immaterial.