Inside the Courtroom

Inside the Courtroom
Inside the Courtroom


  • Paul L. Jones: The judge, from Kinston, is presiding over the State of N.C. vs. Thomas H. Grooms trial.
  • Ben David: The District Attorney is prosecuting Thomas H. Grooms.
  • Doug Carriker: The assistant District Attorney gave the state's opening statement and is assisting David.
  • Thomas Howard Grooms, Jr.: The defendant is accused of second-degree murder of David and Trey Doolittle and DWI.
  • Dennis H. Sullivan, Jr.: The attorney is defending Grooms.
  • David and Trey Doolittle: The father and son were killed on April 3, 2011 while riding bikes on River Rd.