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North Carolina v. Pearce
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Two cases were consolidated for this decision. Mr. Pearce was convicted of assault with intent to rape and given a prison term of 12-15 years. He successfully overturned the decision, but on retrial he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years less the seven years served. Mr. Rice was convicted of four counts of second degree burglary, and he received a ten-year prison term. He also had three counts set aside, only to be reconvicted. He received a 25-year term from the retrial.
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