STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
v. Wake County
Nos. 05 CRS 1490-92
CHRISTOPHER WAYNE BINGHAM
Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General
Sandra Wallace-Smith, for the State.
Winifred H. Dillon for defendant-appellant.
MARTIN, Chief Judge.
Defendant Christopher Wayne Bingham was indicted on charges of
assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious
injury, discharging a firearm into occupied property, and
possession of a weapon of mass destruction
He was convicted of
assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, discharging
a firearm into occupied property, and possession of a weapon of
mass destruction. He appeals from judgments entered upon those
convictions which included the requirement that defendant make
restitution to the victim in the amount of $47,804.00.
As facts relevant to the issues raised on appeal, the evidence at trial tended to show: On 8 January 2006, defendant fired ashotgun into a vehicle occupied by Neil Anderson. Anderson received two gunshot wounds to his face. One entry wound was over his right cheek and the shot entered his upper jaw and lodged in his sinus. The second entry wound entered his lower jaw and lodged beneath his tongue, causing fractures to his lower jaw. The bullet fragment was removed from his sinus, and braces were put on his teeth and his jaws were wired together.
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