The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission heard the case of Willie J. Grimes in a special three-day hearing April 2-4, 2012. Grimes was convicted in 1988 of raping and kidnapping an elderly woman in Catawba County in October 1987.

Editor's note: Portions of the hearing from April 4, 2012, have been redacted to protect the identities of victims of sexual assault.