NC Supreme Court asked to review lawsuit against SBI agents who investigated murder case



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WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — The North Carolina Supreme Court may hear a lawsuit filed by a Clemmons dentist acquitted of killing his wife against two agents with the State Bureau of Investigation.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1uK77Ol) the state's highest court will decide whether to review the case brought by Dr. Kirk Turner against Special Agent Gerald Thomas and former Special Agent Duane Deaver.

Turner sued in 2011, alleging the two agents manufactured blood evidence against him and then lied about their actions. The state Court of Appeals ruled a lower court judge was wrong to dismiss the case.

The state Attorney General's Office has asked the Supreme Court to review the case. State lawyers say that the case raises issues about whether law-enforcement officials can be sued over how they investigate a crime.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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