North Carolina: Defense denied effort to keep out test results in DWI murder case

RALEIGH — The defense team representing Raymond Cook has failed twice in attempts to suppress test results showing that his blood alcohol content was well over the legal limit when he was involved in a crash that ended the life of an aspiring ballerina.
On Monday, during the fifth day of testimony, Roger Smith Jr. unsuccessfully argued that Cook was denied his right to have a witness present when blood was drawn.
The defense team has been trying to quash blood evidence to punch back prosecutors’ contentions that Cook acted with malice. They argue that he consumed large quantities of alcohol, got into the driver’s seat and traveled so fast that he knew he could have caused injury.….MORE

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