Nelson verdict mixed – Morganton News-Herald

MORGANTON – After the jury returned a mixture of verdicts regarding four criminal charges against her, Joyce Smith Nelson said she was sorry for injuring Burke County SWAT team member and investigator Martin Lawing.

“Yes, I do wish it had never happened,” Nelson said. She said she hopes the court’s sentence will help her cope with mental illness that was her defense during the trial.

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