Law http://wfae.org en The Innocence Project http://wfae.org/post/innocence-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Winston Salem man Darryl Hunt spent nearly two decades in prison for a murder he did not commit. In 1985 the 19-year-old black man was charged with assaulting, raping and stabbing to death Deborah Sykes, a young white newspaper reporter. After DNA results proved his innocence in 1994, it till took 10 years of legal appeals until his was finally exonerated in 2004. This case and others like it is part of the work of The Innocence Project. Their mission is to assist prisoners who can be proven innocent through DNA testing - and so far claim more than 300 success stories in the U.S., 18 of those people served time on death row. We'll talk about wrongful convictions, the work of The Innocence Project, life after exoneration, race and injustice in the courtroom and the impact of the repeal of the Racial Justice Act, when Charlotte Talks. </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">(This show was pre-recorded earlier this month.)</em></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 25547 at http://wfae.org The Innocence Project Cabarrus Co. Register Of Deeds Controversy Appears Near Resolution http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-co-register-deeds-controversy-appears-near-resolution <p></p><p></p><p>After more than a month of controversy, Cabarrus County will finally have a new Register of Deeds. The county's Republican Party announced a new nominee for Register of Deeds on Friday.&nbsp;</p><p>The Register of Deeds keeps the records of births, deaths, marriages -- all kinds of important public records. The man who was elected to that office in Cabarrus County, Ben Small, had a shortcoming.</p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:01:42 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 18157 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus Co. Register Of Deeds Controversy Appears Near Resolution