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Golphin Brothers Case Gearing Up for Trial

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Tilmon Golphin and his brother are charged in connection with the killing of two law enforcement officers in September, 1997.
RALEIGH — All parties in the upcoming trial of twobrothers accused of killing two law enforcement officers met Monday andmade some preliminary decisions about the trial.

James Walen, attorney for one of the Golphin brothers, told WRAL thatthe jury will be selected in Johnston County and will be transported dailyto Cumberland County for the duration of the trial.

Kevin and Timon Golphin are charged in connection with the Septembershooting deaths of Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputy David Hathcock andNorth Carolina State Trooper Ed Lowry. Lowry had stopped the Golphin'svehicle along Interstate-95, and called for extra help. Hathcock happenedto be nearby when the call for assistance went out.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin March 2. Monday, the judgedetermined this will be a capital case. Also Monday, the Golphins werearraigned. Each pleaded not guilty on all charges.

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