Shirley Burn http://wunc.org en A Mother Who Has Lost Two Sons http://wunc.org/post/mother-who-has-lost-two-sons <p>Later today, a Superior Court judge in Fayetteville will preside over a hearing that will ultimately decide whether to let a death row inmate live. Marcus Robinson is the first prisoner on death row to appeal his sentence under the Racial Justice Act, passed in 2009. If the judge finds racial bias played a role in Robinson’s conviction or sentencing, his sentence could be commuted to life in prison. Robinson’s mother, Shirley Burns, plans to attend the hearing. As the mother of one son on death row and another who was murdered, Burns is a familiar figure in Cumberland County courtrooms. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3357 at http://wunc.org