His arrest was a rush to judgment, says man charged in Durham birthday party shooting

Ledarius Samuel, 20, is one of two men charged in a robbery at a Durham birthday party on Dec. 15, 2018. In an interview with The News & Observer, Samuel said his detainment and arrest were due to a mistaken identity and rush to judgment.
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Ledarius Samuel, 20, is one of two men charged in a robbery at a Durham birthday party on Dec. 15, 2018. In an interview with The News & Observer, Samuel said his detainment and arrest were due to a mistaken identity and rush to judgment.

Virginia Bridges covers criminal justice in Orange and Durham counties for The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer. She has worked for newspapers in Florida, Alabama and North Carolina for more than 15 years. In 2017, the N.C. Press Association awarded her first place for beat feature reporting.