State v. Singletary, 247 N.C. App. 368 (May. 3, 2016)

The trial court erred by preventing the defendant from making any inquiry into the compensation paid to the State’s expert witness. “The source and amount of a fee paid to an expert witness is a permissible topic for cross-examination, as it allows the opposing party to probe the witnesses’ partiality, if any, towards the party by whom the expert was called.” However, the defendant failed to show “harmful prejudice.”