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