Cumberland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks found that racial bias played a role in the trial and sentencing of death row inmate Marcus Robinson on Friday, April 20, 2012. The historic ruling means Robinson’s sentence was immediately converted to life without possibility for parole. It was the first case to be decided under the North Carolina's Racial Justice Act.
Cumberland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks found that racial bias played a role in the trial and sentencing of death row inmate Marcus Robinson on Friday, April 20, 2012. The historic ruling means Robinson’s sentence was immediately converted to life without possibility for parole. It was the first case to be decided under the North Carolina's Racial Justice Act. Shawn Rocco srocco@newsobserver.com
Cumberland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks found that racial bias played a role in the trial and sentencing of death row inmate Marcus Robinson on Friday, April 20, 2012. The historic ruling means Robinson’s sentence was immediately converted to life without possibility for parole. It was the first case to be decided under the North Carolina's Racial Justice Act. Shawn Rocco srocco@newsobserver.com

NC Supreme Court’s review of bias can continue state’s progress on race of bias

March 12, 2018 08:00 AM