Crime

January 23, 2015 12:51 PM

After 36 years, Joseph Sledge's unfamiliar feeling: normal

After more than 36 years in prison, Joseph Sledge, 70, is free. Three judges on Friday declared him innocent of a 1976 double murder in Bladen County. Sledge becomes the eighth man exonerated through a unique process established in North Carolina in 2006 to freshly examine claims of innocence from prisoners with cases long considered hopeless. Current District Attorney Jon David offered Sledge an apology.

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