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4 months ago
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Man receives pardon of innocence for rape of 81-year-old

Gov. Pat McCrory has granted a pardon of innocence to a man who served 27 years in prison for a rape that he didn't commit.
The Wilmington 10 are pictured at a 1976 news conference. Front row: The Rev. Benjamin Chavis (from left), William "Joe" Wright II, Connie Tindall and Jerry Jacobs. Back row: Wayne Moore (from left), Anne Turner, James McKoy, Willie Vereen, Marvin Patrick and Reginald Epps. (Source: StarNews)
1 year ago
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NC Appeals Court denies payments to dead Wilmington 10 members’ families

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled families of dead members of the Wilmington 10 are not eligible for payments from the state since the group's members received a pardon of innocence.
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1 year ago
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NC brothers pardoned, including one on death row for 3 decades

North Carolina's governor has pardoned a man who spent three decades on death row and his half brother, saying they were wrongfully convicted in the rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl in 1983.
Gov. McCrory pardons two
3 years ago
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Gov. McCrory pardons two

Governor Pat McCrory granted unconditional pardons to two men who completed their sentences for offenses committed more than 35 years ago and have since become outstanding citizens.
Hundreds celebrate a historic day for the Wilmington 10
4 years ago
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Hundreds celebrate a historic day for the Wilmington 10

This weekend, hundreds of people filled the United Church of Christ, a historic location for Wilmington 10 members. The surviving members, families of deceased members of the Wilmington 10, along with supporters across the state celebrated a victory over what they say was a racially charged and wrongful conviction.
Wilmington 10 members to get pardon certificates Saturday
4 years ago
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Wilmington 10 members to get pardon certificates Saturday

An ecumenical service this weekend will celebrate the pardoning of the Wilmington 10. The service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Gregory Congregational Church on Nun Street in Wilmington.
Perdue proud of Wilmington 10 pardons
4 years ago
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Perdue proud of Wilmington 10 pardons

Gov. Bev Perdue spoke publicly today for the first time since granting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington 10 Monday. During a visit to a school in Orange County, Perdue said she is "proud of the decision, and I stand by it."
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4 years ago
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Gov. Perdue issues Pardon of Innocence for Wilmington 10

Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has issued pardons to the Wilmington 10, a group wrongly convicted in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution.
Wilmington 10 delivers more signatures of support to governor’s office
4 years ago
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Wilmington 10 delivers more signatures of support to governor’s office

Members of the Wilmington 10 made a special delivery this morning to Gov. Bev Perdue's office. The group along with their supporters delivered 130,000 petition signatures to the state capitol today.
Wilmington 10 makes ‘closing argument’ for pardons
4 years ago
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Wilmington 10 makes ‘closing argument’ for pardons

The surviving members of the Wilmington 10 are making one final push for pardons before Gov. Bev Perdue leaves office next week.