Trial Delayed After Lawyer Charged With Contempt

There is yet another delay for a woman accused in the 2005 killing of 9-year-old Christopher Foggs.

Vonzeil Adams' trial was supposed to begin Monday at the Pitt County Courthouse. But it's been continued after Adams' attorney, Davis Sutton, was charged with contempt of court. Court officials said the contempt charge happened after Sutton was arguing with the judge.

The March trial for the 28-year-old Adams ended in a mistrial after jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict. Adams is charged with murder, thirteen counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and three counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling for the death of the little boy.

A new court date of July 27th has been set.

Jaoul Raoul Green was sentenced for the fatal shooting in 2006. Four other women face charges in the death of Foggs but have not gone to trial yet.

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  • by Present Location: Greenville on Jun 11, 2009 at 06:14 AM
    As a person that was present that day, Mr. Sutton did not appear to be yelling at the judge, he simply asked a question. The judge was displaying an attitude with Mr. Sutton the whole time. It was very apparent that Judge Duke does not like Mr. Sutton. The contempt charge was not necessary and Judge Duke needs to be reprimanded for it.
  • by Does on Jun 9, 2009 at 05:08 PM
    Is Adams personally paying for this attorney or are the tax payers??? If she is personally paying how much will the delay cost - if we as tax payers are paying for this attorney how much is it costing us? This is crazy, why not just be quiet and do as you are told instead of delaying a trial? This is not good for anyone involved.
  • by Incredible Location: Washington on Jun 9, 2009 at 04:57 PM
    How many times does the Sutton Guy have to be told - and he made it through law school???
  • by Ha Ha Location: The Sandbox on Jun 9, 2009 at 03:02 PM
    Hey Sutton (or should I say Unspoken Observer), how does it look from that side of the bars?

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