North Carolina Men Found Innocent After 10 Years in Prison

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In the shadow of an execution that became an international cause, a three-judge panel in North Carolina found two inmates innocent of a crime they had been imprisoned for 10 years ago. They had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2000 but maintained their innocence as they served their sentences. The judges heard the case
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Attorneys Seek New Trial for Man Convicted of 1970 Murders

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The 1970 case of Jeffrey MacDonald and the murders of his family garnered national attention, perhaps because they came close on the heels of the Manson Family murders. MacDonald, an Army doctor stationed in North Carolina, is serving three life sentences right now for the murders of his wife and his two daughters. He has
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Jury Convicts North Carolina Nursing Home Killer

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The month-long trial of the man who admitted to killing eight people in a North Carolina nursing home came to an end this past weekend. The jury found the defendant guilty of eight counts of second-degree murder as well as weapons and firearms crimes. The panel deliberated for eight hours, beginning Friday and wrapping up
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North Carolina Murder Charges Dismissed, but Man Remains in Jail

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A North Carolina man was indicted last year in the homicide of a 33-year-old woman. On August 16th, the murder charges were dismissed by a Durham Count Superior Court judge. Prosecutors plan on appealing the dismissal. However, the accused man currently remains behind bars on a temporary stay ruling by a North Carolina appellate court. The
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Innocence Commission Case Moves to Judicial Panel

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The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission has decided to send the case of two inmates to a judicial panel in September. The two men have been in prison since they entered guilty pleas to second-degree murder charges related to a home invasion 11 years ago. In April, they appeared before the Innocence Commission panel to
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