A panel of three superior court judges will be appointed to hear the case in Robeson County.
Governor Cooper has appointed Kendra Montgomery-Blinn to serve as district court judge in Durham County.
This year marks 15 years of operation for the Innocence Inquiry Commission.
The hearing is anticipated to last two days on December 14-15 and will be livestreamed.
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The hearing is anticipated to last three days and will be livestreamed.
The Commission’s executive director, Lindsey Guice Smith, will present the case to Commissioners beginning Monday, March 9.
On September 9-10, 2019, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission held a hearing in State v. Kenneth Leon Evans.
The three-judge panel unanimously concluded that Blackmon had proven that he was innocent of second-degree murder.
The hearing related to two separate convictions in State vs. Merritt Williams Drayton.
Chief Justice Mark Martin has made appointments to member vacancies on the Innocence Inquiry Commission and are effective immediately.
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission (NCIIC) held a hearing in State vs. James Blackmon (Wake – 83 CRS 84695).