Joseph Sledge, photographed in February  at Pamlico Correctional Institution, has served 34 years in prison for killings he says he didn't commit. A jailhouse informant now says he lied at Sledge's 1978 trial.
Joseph Sledge, photographed in February at Pamlico Correctional Institution, has served 34 years in prison for killings he says he didn't commit. A jailhouse informant now says he lied at Sledge's 1978 trial. ehyman@newsobserver.com
Joseph Sledge, photographed in February at Pamlico Correctional Institution, has served 34 years in prison for killings he says he didn't commit. A jailhouse informant now says he lied at Sledge's 1978 trial. ehyman@newsobserver.com

Key witness in Sledge case recants, saying investigators pushed him to lie

March 26, 2013 8:36 PM