Through an Alford plea in which the Durham novelist refused to admit guilt, Michael Peterson pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge Friday that allowed him to walk out of Durham County Superior Court a free man.
It has been a decade since Jason Ray, UNC’s Rameses mascot, was killed when a car ran over him as he walked in search of a snack on the shoulder of a New Jersey highway. Ten years later, his legacy lives on in the bodies and minds of others.
Reps. Kelly Alexander and Rodney Moore filed a bill in the North Carolina legislature that would legalize medical marijuana. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said the Department of Justice will pursue enforcement of federal law against recreational use, but not medical use, signaling some tolerance from the Trump administration.
Michael Peterson reacted after entering a guilty plea Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 resolving a murder charge that has lingered for 15 years. Through an Alford plea in which the Durham novelist refused to admit guilt, Peterson pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge for killing his wife Kathleen Peterson.
Michael Peterson reacts after pleading guilty to manslaughter
Michael Peterson pleads guilty to manslaughter, victim's family reacts
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