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Mar 14, 2011

Judge Dismisses Capital Murder Charges After Finding State Report Intentionally Misleading”

On March 10, a North Carolina supe­ri­or court judge released his opin­ion throw­ing out mur­der charges against Derrick Michael Allen, who was accused in the 1998 death and sex­u­al assault of a 2‑year-old girl. Judge Orlando Hudson dis­missed the case after find­ing that a State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) report was pre­pared in an inac­cu­rate, incom­plete and inten­tion­al­ly mis­lead­ing man­ner.” Judge Hudson also found that an SBI agent (now sus­pend­ed) and a for­mer assis­tant dis­trict attor­ney work­ing on the case decid­ed to stop fur­ther test­ing of items for DNA testing…