Innocence http://wunc.org en Exonerees Share Stories Of Wrongful Conviction At Innocence Network Conference http://wunc.org/post/exonerees-share-stories-wrongful-conviction-innocence-network-conference-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Across the country, 306 wrongfully convicted inmates have been exonerated because of DNA evidence. The number of people exonerated through other means is hard to calculate, since not all states keep records of </span>exonerees<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; It might be close to 1,000. But that could be a gross undercount. Over 100 </span>exonerees<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and many others gathered in Charlotte this past weekend for the 2013 </span><a href="http://www.innocencenetwork.org/conference" style="line-height: 1.5;">Innocence Network Conference</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;There, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The State of Things</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> host Frank </span>Stasio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with two </span>exonerees<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and two legal professionals to learn more about their stories.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:15:42 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 17079 at http://wunc.org Exonerees Share Stories Of Wrongful Conviction At Innocence Network Conference Exonerees Share Stories Of Wrongful Conviction At Innocence Network Conference http://wunc.org/post/exonerees-share-stories-wrongful-conviction-innocence-network-conference <p>Across the country, 306 wrongfully convicted inmates have been exonerated because of DNA evidence. The number of people exonerated through other means is hard to calculate, since not all states keep records of exonerees.&nbsp; It might be close to 1,000. But that could be a gross undercount. Over 100 exonerees and many others gathered in Charlotte this past weekend for the 2013 <a href="http://www.innocencenetwork.org/conference">Innocence Network Conference</a>. &nbsp;There, <em>The State of Things</em> host Frank Stasio sat down with two exonerees and two legal professionals to learn more about their stories. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:12:03 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 14178 at http://wunc.org Exonerees Share Stories Of Wrongful Conviction At Innocence Network Conference Hickory Man With Pending Innocence Review Released On Parole http://wunc.org/post/hickory-man-pending-innocence-review-released-parole <p>A Hickory man has been released from prison as he continues seeking to prove his innocence in a 1987 rape case.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott: </strong>Willie James Grimes served more then two decades in prison for rape and kidnapping. He walked out of prison this morning on parole..but his conviction still follows him. He had to register with the state as a sex offender. The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission ruled last month that a review of Grimes' case is warranted. His attorney Christine Mumma says they discovered evidence that had been overlooked.<br> Mon, 21 May 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2459 at http://wunc.org Innocence Panel to Hear New Evidence in Murder Case http://wunc.org/post/innocence-panel-hear-new-evidence-murder-case <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Two North Carolina men convicted of murder say there is new evidence that shows they are innocent. Kenneth Kagonyera and Robert Wilcoxson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in connection with a shooting in Buncombe County more than 10 years ago. They appear before the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission today. That panel is responsible for last year's exoneration of Greg Taylor, who spent 16 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8881 at http://wunc.org