NC innocence panel hears cases of 3 men convicted in home invasion murder in Fairview
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's innocence commission is hearing the case of three men who served time behind bars for a murder they say they didn't commit.
A three-judge panel cleared their two co-defendants two years ago.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (http://avlne.ws/1bKBKUN ) the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is hearing the cases of Larry Jerome Williams Jr., Damian Mills and Teddy Lamont Isbell this week in Raleigh. All three men have served their sentences.
Six men were charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 18, 2000, shotgun slaying of Walter Rodney Bowman during a home invasion robbery in Fairview. Co-defendants Kenneth Kagonyera and Robert Wilcoxson were freed in September 2011 after each spent nearly 11 years in prison, and charges were dropped against one man.