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NC Innocence Inquiry Commission

SBI: Investigation continues in Bladen Co. 1976 murders

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation continues an investigation of the reopened 1976 Josephine and Aileen Davis murders in Bladen County. The investigation continues after the man originally convicted of the killings was exonerated Friday. Full story...
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Panel exonerates Joseph Sledge in 1976 murders

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video A three-judge panel has exonerated a man convicted for the 1976 murders of a mother and her daughter in Bladen County. Full story...
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Innocence hearing set Friday for Joseph Sledge

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A three-judge panel will meet Friday in Columbus County to hear evidence relevant to the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission’s recommendation in the case of State v. Joseph Sledge, 78. Sledge was convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in Bladen County in 1976. Full story...
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Three-judge panel assigned for Sledge innocence hearing

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videoChief Justice Mark Martin has assigned a three-judge panel to convene a special session of superior court in Columbus County to hear evidence relevant to the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission’s recommendation in the case of State v. Joseph Sledge, 78. Sledge was convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in Bladen County in 1976. Full story...
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NC man with innocence case released from prison

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A North Carolina man whose innocence claim on a rape conviction will be heard later this year is out of prison on parole. Full story...
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NC innocence panel orders review in rape case

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A North Carolina man serving a life sentence for rape will get a chance at freedom mainly because of fingerprints on a banana found in the victim's home. Full story...
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NC judges to hear innocence cases from 2 men

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Lawyers for two North Carolina men say they pleaded guilty to murder charges because they were afraid of ending up on death row. Full story...
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Police: DNA results in murder case aren't alarming

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The lead detective in a 2000 murder case in which two imprisoned men are asserting their innocence is dismissing DNA results that excluded them. Full story...
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NC innocence panel reconvenes for murder case

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The country's only state agency dedicated to investigating claims of innocence is holding a second day of hearings in the cases of two men convicted in a Buncombe County murder. Full story...
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