Friday, December 6 2013 4:34 PM EST2013-12-06 21:34:30 GMT
Police in Charlotte are investigating a shooting that has left one person dead in a west Charlotte neighborhood. The incident was reported just after 1 p.m. on the 2100 block of Beatties Ford Road. OneMore >>
Police in Charlotte are investigating a shooting that has left one person dead in a west Charlotte neighborhood.More >>
Hometown: Ashley spent the majority of her childhood years in Los Angeles, CA. She's also lived in Tennessee, Texas and Ohio. Family: Ashley is married to her husband Adam. They have one dog, Edison,More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:34 PM EST2013-12-06 01:34:42 GMT
Deputies in Rowan County are investigating a shooting after a man was shot in the back of the head during a breaking and entering. According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, a newly married coupleMore >>
The Cleveland man who was shot in the back of the head was supposed to have left Wednesday with his wife and church choir to sing and preach at a Florida prison.More >>
The man convicted of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes will get a new trial, according to CBS affiliate WJZ.
Michael Johnson, 29, was facing up to 30 years in prison after a jury spent three days deliberating in early February and convicted Johnson of second degree murder.
Prosecutors say he raped and strangled teenage honor student Phylicia Barnes, from Union County, in December 2010 then dumped her body in the Susquehanna River in Maryland.
Johnson's lawyers filed a motion for a new trial last month.
The defense says Johnson did not get a fair trial. According to WJZ, his lawyers challenged the credibility of the key witness in the prosecution's case and the judge agreed.
"At the end of the day, we're going to continue to push for what we believe is right," said Barnes' brother, Bryan.
Prosecutors say Johnson sexually assaulted Barnes, then killed her and dumped her body.
At the time of the court filing, Attorney Russell Neverdon said prosecutors improperly tried to bolster the credibility of a witness who testified that Johnson asked him for help disposing of Barnes' body.
December 28, 2010 - Phylicia Barnes, 16, reported missing from Baltimore March 7, 2011 - Phylicia's sister sought restraining order against Michael Johnson April 20, 2011 - Phylicia Barnes' body foundMore>>