- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A district attorney says it is conducting another investigation into whether a North Carolina man who has spent 22 years in prison on a murder charge really committed the crime.

The NAACP has fought to have Dontae Sharpe’s conviction overturned for years. Sharpe was 19 when he received a life sentence for the murder of 33-year-old George Radcliffe in Greenville. Authorities say Radcliffe was shot during a drug buy in 1994.

An eyewitness recanted her testimony just months after the trial.

Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb told The Daily Reflector (https://bit.ly/2pQQR1q ) that prosecutors are finishing a review of the case and plans to talk to Gov. Roy Cooper’s office to review the findings.

A protest was held Friday at the courthouse asking for the district attorney to free Sharpe.

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Information from: The Daily Reflector, https://www.reflector.com


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