The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Jim Black will enter an Alford plea to charges in state court. The problem is, nobody seems to know what he's charged with.
It was unclear early Monday as to what specific charges Black would plead, but they are expected to be felonies, according to one source. Prosecutors are expected to put witnesses on the stand and present a variety of evidence during the hearing, the sources said.
An Alford plea allows a person to in effect enter a guilty plea without admitting guilt. The paper says Black will be sentenced as if he were guilty.
The article can be found at the Observer at this link.
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We also had news on Saturday that Coach Joe White's name has come out in discussions about Black's replacement. He currently serves as chair of the school board.
For a taste of what to expect, White says he hasn't promoted himself for the job, but would serve if asked. Nope, he didn't promote himself, but his wife did.
According to MCDP chair, Michael Evans, via the Observer, White might not have put his name in the running, but White's wife made the call. She also said White would only serve this term and wouldn't run for re-election.
We replace Jim Black for Joe White. I doubt they're as opposite as their names might imply.