Canton Probation Officer Shoots & Kills Parolee

http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/182905/327/Man-Shot-In-Struggle-With-Probation-Officer   I told you it wouldn’t be long before the State Bureau of Investigation was right back in Haywood County. This time, investigating a probation officer who just this past wednesday, shot and killed one of his previous parolee’s. The story goes that the PO was checking up on some of his previous cases […]

Transcripts Complete

We received the last of 3 transcripts yesterday, July 14th from Waynesville NC and the Haywood County Courthouse. We now have all the details from the various Haywood County, NC court appearances Alexander made. We have the names of all parties involved, the dates and times, etc. If I could I would send you to […]

Right to Counsel in Postconviction Proceedings

In Martinez v. Ryan, an Arizona prisoner was denied the chance to challenge his trial lawyer’s poor performance because his post-conviction lawyer failed to raise the claims. The Court granted review to address whether there should be a constitutionally-recognized right to counsel in postconviction proceedings where postconviction is the first chance to raise constitutional claims […]