Man who served 24 years behind bars for murder pardoned

A man who spent 24 years behind bars for a murder he has repeatedly said he did not commit has been pardoned.

Dontae Sharpe is now able to apply for up to $750,000 (£560,000) compensation for his wrongful conviction after the move by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Friday.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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