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.