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Just in: Innocence Commission sends Sledge case to judicial review

According to WRAL, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission has found that 70-year-old inmate Joseph Sledge’s claim of innocence in two Bladen County murders is supported by sufficient evidence to warrant further review for a three-judge panel.

Sledge, who has been behind bars since 1978 after his conviction for those murders, has steadfastly maintained his innocence over the years and has spent countless hours researching the law and asking investigators, judges and anyone else who’d listen to revisit his case.

Read more about his case here.

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