State v. Salentine, 237 N.C. App. 76 (Oct. 21, 2014)

In this murder case, the trial court did not abuse its discretion by overruling the defendant’s objections to the State’s closing argument. Although the prosecutor’s remarked that the case was one of “the most gruesome and violent murders this community has ever seen,” the comment related directly to the State’s theory of the case--that the defendant acted intentionally and with premeditation and deliberation.