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North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission Panel Considers Rape Case PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:12

RALEIGH, (AP) — A North Carolina commission that's unique in the country will finish its hearing on whether a man serving a life sentence for rape has provided enough evidence of his innocence to warrant further review.

The N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission is meeting Wednesday in Raleigh for the final day of a three-day hearing about the case of 65-year-old Willie Grimes of Hickory. 
Grimes was convicted in 1988 of the rape of a 69-year-old woman.
Commission members are expected to decide whether there's credible evidence of Grimes' innocence. If they decide in Grimes' favor, the commission will refer the case to a three-judge panel that will decide if the conviction should be overturned.
An analyst testified Monday that fingerprints on a banana matched another man with a lengthy criminal record.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:13
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