LaMonte Armstrong

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Wed August 1, 2012

Conviction Overturned, LaMonte Armstrong Adjusting After 17 Years

LaMonte Armstrong and Professor Theresa Newman reflecting recently at the Duke Law School. The Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke helped to free Armstrong after serving 17 years of a life sentence.
Jeff Tiberii

Issac-Davy Aronson: LaMonte Armstrong walked out of a Greensboro Courthouse a few weeks ago. The 62-year-old grandfather, graduate of North Carolina A&T and longtime basketball coach was free. Convicted of murder in 1995 and sentenced to life, Armstrong has always maintained his innocence. A local law clinic intervened, evidence raising significant doubts was revealed, and ultimately a judge overturned the conviction.

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