Exoneree, LaMonte Armstrong, Receives Full Pardon

LaMonte Armstrong was exonerated in North Carolina in 2012 for a murder he did not commit.  He wrongfully spent 17 years in prison.  His exoneration came largely as a result of the efforts of professors Theresa Newman and Jim Coleman and the Duke Law Wrongful Convictions Clinic.

Yesterday, LaMonte received a call from NC Governor Pat McCrory telling him that he had been granted a full pardon.  This will allow LaMonte to seek up to $750,000 from the state of North Carolina for his wrongful imprisonment.

Read the full  Raleigh News & Observer story here.  And you can see the WFMY TV news story here.

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