Court: Convicted Durham man deserves new trial

Kenneth Maready

July 8, 2010 3:49:17 AM PDT
The NC Court of Appeals has ruled that a Durham man convicted of a drunken driving crash that killed a woman and injured her granddaughter deserves a new trial.

In 2005, Kenneth Maready hit and killed 61-year-old Kay Stokes while trying to drive away from a traffic stop in Durham County. Stokes' 6-year-old granddaughter was injured.

A judge sentenced Maready to at least 50 years in prison, but the state appeals court has ruled he had ineffective counsel and may not have understood the defense strategy.

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