Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

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This compendium includes significant criminal cases by the U.S. Supreme Court & N.C. appellate courts, Nov. 2008 – Present. Selected 4th Circuit cases also are included.

Jessica Smith prepared case summaries Nov. 2008-June 4, 2019; later summaries are prepared by other School staff.

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(Dec. 31, 1969)

In the Philippines in 2012, crime lord Paul LeRoux believed a real-estate broker, Catherine Lee, had stolen money from him.  LeRoux hired three men to kill her: Adam Samia, Joseph Hunter, and Carl Stillwell.  Lee was later murdered, shot twice in the head.  The four men were eventually arrested...

(Dec. 31, 1969)

No Bruton issue occurred when the trial court admitted a co-defendant’s admission to police that “I only hit that man twice.” A co-defendant’s statement which does not mention or refer to the defendant does not implicate the Confrontation Clause or Bruton. Here, the co-...

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