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2566
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While the murder risk in general is about the same statewide as in the 1970s, the risk has increased for various groups, including black males. Solutions will require long-term planning.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 61 Issue 1, Summer 1995, p2-17, il, f
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14728
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The murder of Laura Foster was supposed to be a very secret affair, but a mountain poet, Thomas C. Land, wrote a song about it, and people in North Carolina and Virginia have been singing about it ever since.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 21, Oct 1944, p11, 19
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22261
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In NC teenagers who commit murder receive a mandatory life sentence. However, in 2012 the US Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that juveniles may no longer receive automatic life sentences. "Instead they must receive individualized sentencing hearings. The ruling did not abolish life without parole; it abolished mandatory life without parole." The NC Supreme Court will hear cases in the coming weeks "to determine whether trial judges must retroactively consider the sentences of juvenile offenders." Tucker discusses how the Court's ruling may affect past offenders.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 18, Apr 2014, p12, map Periodical Website
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28277
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This article is a recounting of the murder of Foretop Smith, whose two murderers were acquitted of their crime thanks to a defense by George Davis and a public baptism before the trail.
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35160
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A song inspired by the true event of a woman, Lottie Yates, getting murdered by her husband in Kentucky, 1895. Complete with the lyrics and sheet music.
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35414
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After practicing a way to tell who their future husbands would be, two sisters married the men and eventually came to a dark ending.
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35529
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The story of a man who was riding away from an inn and was nearly robbed on the highway, but was able to shoot the robber. Returning to the inn, he found out the robber had owned the inn with his wife, and they had a habit of robbing and killing the patrons, leaving behind unsettled spirits. Several versions of the story are recounted.
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35660
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In 1901, Nell Cropsey was murdered. Although her boyfriend was charged with her murder due to circumstantial evidence, the true events were never known. This has caused Nell’s story to become a legend, and different speculations and variations arose from the mystery. Along with the stories came several folksongs about the incident.
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35712
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The ballad of Emma Hartsell is based on the girl’s murder. At the age of 12 in 1898, Emma Hartsell was left home to care for her sick brother; by the time the family returned, Emma had been murdered. The cause and true events of her murder remain a mystery, but two men were found and hanged for the crime. The song in its entirety is included.
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36540
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Gladys Kincaid was murdered in Morganton, NC in 1927, inspiring several ballads to be written about the event. Only one of the three recorded ballads has an author and it was composed about a month after the murder. An account of the murder, manhunt, and effects of the event are described.
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36042
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Lincoln Academy, located in Gastonia, NC, was one of the first accredited African American high schools. The school closed in the 1950s and fell into disrepair and became a hub for teenagers. When the body of a teenage girl was found there, rumors and legends started up associated with the murder.