WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police were searching for three men early Thursday morning after a cab driver was robbed at gunpoint.
According to New Hanover County Dispatch the call came in at 1:44 am and the robbery took place in the parking lot of Codington Elementary School on Carolina Beach Road. The cab driver’s money and keys were stolen.
Police used the SABLE helicopter to search for the three suspects, two black males and one white male. Police suspended the search before 3:30 am and did not find the men.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys are asking the judge in the Racial Justice Act hearing to ensure fairness in the case of Marcus Robinson as well as in the North Carolina court system.
Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks said he would give the lawyers four to five weeks to submit legal briefs and would make a ruling sometime later.
Marcus Robinson is a black man convicted in 1994 of killing a white teen.
Robinson’s attorneys argued that statistics, affidavits and other evidence prove racial bias against black jurors both statewide and in their client’s murder trial. A prosecutor countered that the numbers don’t tell the full story and that people who conducted a statistical study of jury selection weren’t qualified to do the analysis.
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