Robert Ellison was sentenced on Wednesday after being found guilty of murdering his mother, Edwardyne Williams, in 2011. Cumberland County district attorney Billy West said Ellison resented his mother.
Lawyers representing the North Carolina NAACP and individual voters filed the request to U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder on Tuesday. Attorneys say waiting until after a trial in late January might be too close to the primary election and keep the ID requirement in place.
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A turkey will be pardoned from the Thanksgiving feast by President Barack Obama on Wednesday. The annual event is part of the White House's annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition.
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