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Criminal – Presumption Of Sanity – Jury Instruction – Capital Murder – N.C. Law (access required)

Although the court at defendant's capital murder trial instructed the jury that "everyone is presumed sane until the contrary is made to appear," the federal habeas petitioner has failed to demonstrate that the sanity instruction was so "oppressive" as to render his trial "fundamentally unfair," and his habeas petition was properly dismissed. We find the presumption-of-sanity ...

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