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PortCityDaily: Payne representing Defendant Montey Murray and quoted in article, "Witness in murder trial granted immunity, ordered to testify"
April 07, 2015

April 3, 2015 By Caroline Curran and Christina Haley PortCityDaily.com is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area. Montey Andrea Murray There were only two people in a Shallotte apartment in 2012 when 3-year-old Jaronn McAllister suffered injuries that led to his death–one was granted immunity in exchange for his testimony on Thursday; the other is charged with murder. Thirty-seven-year-old Jessie Holt was afforded immunity and ordered to testify in the first-degree murder trial of 29-year-old Montey Murray on Thursday in Brunswick County Superior Court. Murray and Holt, who is Murray& ...
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PortCityDaily: Payne representing Defendant Montey Murray and quoted in article, "State begins its case against man charged with killing 3-year-old boy"
April 07, 2015

April 1, 2015 By Christina Haley PortCityDaily.com is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area. Montey Andrea Murray Three-year-old Jaronn Ladale McAllister was unharmed when his mother left him in the care of her then-boyfriend, Montey Murray, at her Shallotte apartment on Feb. 29, 2012, Assistant District Attorney Quintin McGee said in his opening statements in the State’s case against Murray. After more than a week of jury selection, opening statements began Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Murray, 29, charged with first-degree murder in connection with Jaronn’s death, ...
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PortCityDaily: Payne representing Defendant Montey Murray and quoted in article, "Jurors dismissed in murder trial after conversation between juror, TV news reporter"
April 07, 2015

March 26, 2015 By Caroline Curran and Christina Haley PortCityDaily.com is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area. Montey Andrea Murray Jury selection in the first-degree murder trial of a 29-year-old man continues for the fourth day Thursday, when nine jurors were dismissed after it was determined they overheard a conversation deemed inappropriate for jurors. Seven jurors were seatedin the case of Montey Andrea Murray–charged with the March 2012 death of a 3-year-old boy–Wednesday afternoon when a potential juror reportedly had a conversation with Alexa Block, a WWAY TV-3 ...
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Brunswick Beacon: Payne representing Defendant Montey Murray and quoted in article, "Key witness testifies in accused child killer’s trial"
April 07, 2015

By Sam Hickman Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm  BOLIVIA — Jurors heard testimony from a key witness Thursday in Brunswick County Superior Court during the trial of a 29-year-old Wilmington man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago. Brunswick County Detention Facility Montey Andrea Murray   It marked the third consecutive day of witness testimony in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister. A day after Jaronn’s mother, Candice Young, testified, three witnesses ...
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Brunswick Beacon: Payne representing Defendant Montey Murray and quoted in article, "Jury selection begins in murder trial for man accused of killing 3-year-old"
April 07, 2015

By Sam Hickman Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:39 pm  BOLIVIA — Jury selection is under way in the murder trial of a Wilmington man accused of killing his then-girlfriend’s 3-year-old son more than three years ago. Brunswick County Detention Facility Montey Murray   A day after Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis ruled on several motions during pretrial hearings, jury selection began in the trial of 29-year-old Montey Andrea Murray, who is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister. Jury selection began ...
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WWAY: Payne representing Defendant Montey Murray and quoted in article, "Victim's mother testifies at Montey Murray trial"
April 07, 2015

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Testimony continues in the trial of the man accused of killing his then-girlfriend's son. Investigators said Montey Murray killed Jaronn McAllister, 3. On the stand Wednesday, Jaronn's mohter, Candice Young, said the pair had a father-son relationship, and that Murray was a father figure to Jaronn McAllister. "Did he buy him things. Yes," said Young. "Did he do things for him. Yes." Young's neighbor also took the stand for the prosecution. She said Murray went to her house when Jaronn was unresponsive. "That's when he says he won't wake up," said the neighbor. "I ...
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StarNewsOnline: Payne quoted in Article, "Opening statements begin in Brunswick County murder trial"
April 07, 2015

Opening statements begin in Brunswick County murder trial By F.T. NortonFran.Norton@StarNewsonline.com Published: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:19 p.m.   Montey Murray     BOLIVIA | The moment Montey Murray learned 3-year-old Jaronn McAllister was dead, he left his grieving girlfriend at the hospital and raced to her apartment to collect his cousin and leave the state, a prosecutor said Tuesday. After a week of jury selection, opening statements began in Brunswick County Superior Court in the first-degree murder trial of Murray in the March 1, 2012, death of Jaronn. "Make no mistake about ...
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WWAY: Payne representing Defendant Montey Murray,
April 07, 2015

nbsp; BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) -- Jury selection for a Brunswick County man accused of killing a toddler will continue from the current pool of potential jurors, despite his attorney trying to get the pool thrown out. Judge Ola Lewis today denied a motion by attorney James Payne to start over the jury selection for Montey Murray, 29. He is charged with the 2012 murder of Jaronn McAllister, 3. Payne's motion came after an incident yesterday in which several jurors tried to start conversations with a WWAY reporter outside the courtroom. WWAY's Alexa Block was waiting for the courtroom to ...
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WWAY: Murder suspect's mom: 'I know he didn't do it'
April 07, 2015

nbsp;     BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A murder trial is underway more than three years after a toddler died after being taken to a Brunswick County hospital. An autopsy showed Jaronn McAllister, 3, died of blunt force trauma on March 1, 2012. His mother's boyfriend Montey Murray, who had been caring for the boy the night before along with another man, took the child to Brunswick Novant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead 15 minutes later. Investigators say Murray then left the hospital and later led law enforcement on a chase down US 17. Murray's attorney, ...
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W. James Payne Law Firm Newsletter, Edition No. 5, February, 2015.
March 04, 2015

Click here to read Edition No. 5, February, 2015.  ...
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