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State Supreme Court rules against Ryan Duke; Tara Grinstead trial could continue

On Monday morning, the court refused to hear another round of arguments on whether the state should pay for Duke's expert witnesses and investigator. Channel 2's Tony Thomas said the case now goes back to the local Irwin County judge to either hold the murder trial or formally ask for the Supreme Court to decide the funding question. “When you have to try a case twice because the first trial was not constitutionally fair, that helps nobody. That wastes a lot of taxpayer money,” said attorney Ashleigh Merchant. Read more here.