Clerk of Court races generally don’t generate a lot of sound and fury but the other day in Raleigh Republican Jan Pueschel sent out an email about her opponent – Democrat Lorrin Freeman (the incumbent) – that set sparks flying.
Almost everyone knows the story of Demario Atwater, who murdered UNC student Eve Carson two years ago. Well, it turns out, two days before Demario killed Carson he appeared in Wake County Court for a hearing – only the hearing went awry right at the start. Because Ms. Freeman’s office lost Demario’s file. Next, to make matters worse, instead of simply printing a duplicate file the clerk on duty dropped the ball a second time. No file. No hearing. So Demario Atwater walked out of the courtroom – then two days later killed Eve Carson.