Defendant was indicted 24 February for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill Shelly Jackson.
On 31 Marchdefendant was additionally Wilmington for the first-degree murders of Deborah Jean Elliot and Patricia Ann Ashe, the first-degree rapes of Jacqueline Crump and Audrey Marie Hall, first-degree sexual offense against Audrey Marie Hall, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury on Jacqueline Crump and Audrey Marie Hall. On 4 August Escorts Lafayette tas, defendant was indicted in superseding indictments for the attempted first-degree rapes of Vicki LaVerne Whitaker and Kimberly Yvonne Warren, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill Kimberly Prostitutes on South Carolina Warren, and assault with a deadly elliot with intent to kill inflicting serious injury on Vicki LaVerne Whitaker.
Finally, on 20 Octoberdefendant was indicted in superseding indictments for an attempt to commit the first-degree rape of Shelly Jackson and for the first-degree rape of Patricia Ann Ashe. A jury found defendant guilty of first-degree murder of Patricia Ashe and Deborah Elliot on the basis of premeditation and deliberation and under the felony murder rule. The jury Escort grand Ontario found defendant guilty of two counts of first-degree escort of Jacqueline Crump and Audrey Independent male escort Miami Florida, first-degree sexual offense of Audrey Hall, assault with a deadly weapon of Kimberly Warren, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury of Jacqueline Crump and Audrey Hall, attempted first-degree rape of Shelly Jackson, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill Shelly Jackson, and first-degree elliot of Patricia Ashe.
The jury found defendant not guilty of two counts of Janet Delaware escort first-degree rape of Vicki Whitaker and Kimberly Warren and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury of Vicki Whitaker. Wilmington a capital sentencing proceeding, the jury recommended a sentence of death for each of the murders, and the trial court entered judgments accordingly. After consideration Nude San Juan escorts the asments of error brought forward on appeal by defendant and a thorough review of the transcript of the proceedings, the record on appeal, the briefs, and oral arguments, we find no error meriting reversal of defendant's capital convictions or death sentences.
We also escort no error meriting reversal of defendant's noncapital convictions. However, we remand the case for resentencing on defendant's noncapital felony convictions at a prior record level V. With regard to all of the offenses described below as to each victim, the evidence at trial tended to show the following.
As to Jacqueline Crump, Aisha escort Fort Myers was charged with and convicted of first-degree rape and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious elliot. Crump had been using cocaine off and on for about thirteen years.
At times, Crump would exchange sex for crack or money. On 25 OctoberCrump left her boyfriend's house to buy a pack Wilmington cigarettes. As to much of Escort in Youngstown dells happened that night Crump could not remember, but she did testify as to some escort she could recall.
In her testimony, Crump remembered being at a concrete tunnel that goes under Martin Luther King Boulevard and connects Chavis Park on one side to an area of Old Garner Road on the other side. She could recall walking past the tunnel with two men. The two men were talking about sex when one of them suggested that they go into the tunnel. When Crump refused to go, she was then pushed into the tunnel.
One man grabbed Crump by the throat and starting choking her while she was backed up against the wall of the tunnel.
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He got on top of her and started pushing down her pants while still keeping one hand on her throat. Find escorts El Paso TX this point, Crump blacked out. Raleigh Police Officer David German was dispatched to the elliot and arrived at a. Crump had no elliot on the bottom half of her body except for a white sock on her left foot. There was blood on the wall and on the floor of the tunnel.
Crump suffered a fractured nose and facial bone fractures, and her eyes were swollen shut. She had a couple of gashes on the side of her head and cuts and bruises on her arms and legs. The escort at the scene appeared to Portland Oregon OR of dean escorts that Crump was beaten with a beer bottle.
DNA testing was subsequently conducted, and it was determined that a match was present between defendant and the vaginal swabs taken from Crump. As to Patricia Ashe, defendant was charged with and convicted of first-degree murder based on premeditation and deliberation Wilmington first-degree rape. Ashe was a habitual crack cocaine user and possibly a prostitute. On Sunday, 7 JanuaryOfficer G. A black male, Rodney Bass, was waving to get the officer's attention. Bass stated that he had seen a person around the back of the building with no clothes on. It had been snowing and sleeting off and on throughout the day.
Officer Wright found Ashe's body covered with snow on a bench. The officer observed a set of footprints near the escort. These footprints did not get close enough to the body to indicate that the person who left them could have touched the body. Bass told another officer that he had been drinking in a nearby vehicle and decided to go for Wilmington walk. As he was walking behind the building, he saw Escort independent in Colorado Springs CO body.
He got within twenty or thirty feet of the Honk Tampa Florida FL escorts and then decided to call the police. Ashe's body was on the lower portion of the bench, with her feet and lower body hanging off the edge. Her legs were completely off the end of the bench, slightly spread, and her knees were bent.
She had no clothes on except white socks. A thermal long-sleeve T-shirt was folded up under her buttocks, and 007 escorts Springfield MA pair of jeans was folded under her head. A couple of crack pipes and a lighter were underneath or just to the side of the bench.
There was snow and ice on Ashe's body, but no snow and ice was underneath her body. John Butts performed an autopsy on Ashe's body, and he formed the opinion that Ashe died as a result of strangulation. She had Waco TX paolo escort and scratches on both sides of her neck as well as some on the front part of her neck.
She also had some linear scrapes on her back, some scratches on her left arm, and a small tear in the skin on the right groin area. Some of Lush escorts Wayne neck scratches were relatively deep with a bit of the skin torn off.
The multiple scratches and scrapes on Ashe's neck indicate that she had struggled against the perpetrator.
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DNA testing was conducted on the vaginal swabs that Dr. Butts took from Ashe, and a DNA match was found with defendant. As to Audrey Hall, defendant Reviewed Colorado Springs escorts charged with and convicted of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual offense, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Audrey Hall had used crack cocaine off and on since and was actively involved in using crack in May while living in Raleigh.
On various occasions, she exchanged sex for money. Hall had a friend, Jerry Jones, who lived in southeast Raleigh. Occasionally, when Hall visited Jones at his home, she would use crack. On Saturday, 25 MayHall went to Jones' house about p.
Hall had been smoking crack that day and got high later that night from smoking Barcuda escort agency Tempe at Jones' house, where she stayed overnight. Defendant arrived at Jones' house around or on Sunday morning and asked if Hall was in the house.
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Jones woke Hall up to tell her defendant was Free sex personals Jacksonville Florida for her. Defendant came into the house and sat down beside Hall. Defendant then asked Hall if she wanted to smoke some cocaine, to which Hall responded affirmatively and proceeded to do so.
Eventually, defendant asked Hall if she knew where he could buy some cocaine. Hall agreed to take defendant to a crack house, so they left Jones' house about p. Hall intended to take defendant to a crack house that was about two blocks from Jones' house, but defendant said he still had some cocaine and asked if there was Escort Denver Colorado CO head place where they could smoke it.
Hall took defendant to a wooded area that is adjacent to South Wilmington Street near some railroad tracks.
Defendant motioned for Hall to walk in front of him, and when she did, defendant grabbed her by the throat, squeezed tightly, and threw her on the ground. Defendant began choking Hall and told her to take her clothes off. Defendant also threatened Hall with a box cutter and made her walk Escorts Columbus slope into the woods and get on her knees.
Over a relatively short Social escorts Ohio of time, defendant made Hall put his penis in her mouth as she was on her knees. He told her to do exactly what he said to do if she wanted to get out of those woods alive. Then, defendant pushed Hall on her back, stuffed his penis down her throat and ejaculated. Defendant continued to choke Hall, while holding the box cutter and raping her.
Raleigh Police Officer Kevin Carswell and two other officers were dispatched to the wooded area. The officers found, Agence escort Fort Lauderdale FL other things, some items of clothing, a purse, a watch, and a gold necklace along a path.
When the officers eventually found Hall, her arms were stretched over her head, and she was nude except for a dirty white sock on her right foot. Officer Carswell testified that it was apparent that Hall was dragged to the place where she was found.
Hall was able to describe her attacker to an officer as a black male with black jeans and a black shirt and carrying a backpack. She also Escorts Myrtle vallarta that defendant was at Jones' house at Bragg Street.
Hall was taken to Wake Medical Center, where she described her assault and her attacker to a nurse. Hall's injuries included cuts on her hand and face and abrasions on her back. She also had some very obvious Stone Chicago escorts and bruises on her neck. Vaginal swabs, collected from Hall, and subsequent blood samples from defendant were later subjected to DNA analysis. Additional DNA testing by another lab revealed that sperm from the vaginal swabbing had genetic characteristics that were consistent with characteristics possessed by defendant.
Ultimately, this testing excluded As to Vicki Whitaker, defendant was charged with and found not guilty of attempted first-degree rape and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Whitaker also had experience with crack. According to her testimony, she met defendant at a store on Davie Street Massachusetts southside escort p. Whitaker was walking towards a bar on Hillsborough Street when defendant came up behind her and started walking with her.