News&Observer: Audit spurs death penalty protest

“RALEIGH — Death penalty opponents gathered in front of the Capitol on Monday to push for further investigation of the State Bureau of Investigation crime lab.

The morning event brought together representatives from the NAACP, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, the N.C. Coalition for a Moratorium, the ACLU of North Carolina, the Carolina Justice Policy Center, and Murder Victims Family Members for Reconciliation of North Carolina with Darryl Hunt, who spent 18 years in prison, wrongfully convicted of murder and rape, before being exonerated.”

“They asked for a moratorium on executions until such investigations could be carried out, and they called on the governor to commute all death sentences to life in prison without possibility of parole.”

Full article: «Audit spurs death-penalty protest

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