By Kevin Fuller
Staff Writer 

Appeals Court Orders Retrial In Murder Case -Brevard NC


Melissa Dalton

A state judge has ruled a drug-addicted, mentally ill Brevard woman must get another trial because prosecutors went too far in warning jurors the woman could be out of a mental hospital within weeks.

The state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that 32-year-old Melissa Amber Dalton must face a new trial despite there being no dispute Dalton stabbed her neighbor and badly wounded his fiancee and that Dalton also had psychiatric and drug problems for years.

District Attorney Greg Newman, who tried the case, said Wednesday he disagreed with the opinion.

"I disagree with how they reached their...

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