This is a moot action and far too little too late. “Atwater did not think he was still on probation at the time of his Granville County conviction because probation officers from Wake County had not been in contact with him”.  Who was his probation officer and are they still employed? They shouldn’t be.
Does the judical system believe these types of criminals are just going to walk in and say “Hey, am I on probation or not, I want to do the right thing”? Wake Up!!! In Granville County this very day there are probation absconders walking around on the streets who have been convicted of violent crimes. If the truth be known, no lessons have been learned at all from this case except by the general public.

(WRAL) Probation was revoked Thursday for a man charged in the March 5 shooting death of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s student body president.

Renfer said Atwater did not think he was still on probation at the time of his Granville County conviction because probation officers from Wake County had not been in contact with him.

It was a lack of supervision, he said, that caused Atwater not to pay fines, do community service or report to school or work because no one was making contact with him to tell him what to do.

“They let him fall off the face of the probation map,” Renfer said.

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