Gregory Taylor stories
A man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for first-degree murder before his landmark exoneration last year, is suing five former SBI agents for their roles in his wrongful conviction.
For Greg Taylor, who was imprisoned for almost 17 years and exhonerated earlier this year, the holiday takes on a whole new meaning.
Gregory Taylor, 47, said he is not allowed to drive without restrictions. Taylor was charged with DWI before his arrest for the murder of Jacquetta Thomas in 1991. He was cleared of the murder charge in February and pardoned by the governor last month.
Gov. Bev Perdue on Friday pardoned a man who was exonerated of a woman's murder in a groundbreaking innocence hearing in February.
Raleigh's police chief said Wednesday that he has reopened the murder case that sent Gregory Taylor to prison in 1993 and that a request to test his clothing isn't meant to target him.
Nearly two years ago, North Carolina's groundbreaking innocence panel received the evidence it needed to free a man who spent 16 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of murdering a prostitute.
A lawyer for a man exonerated of a prostitute's murder in a groundbreaking innocence hearing says police now want to test the clothing her client was wearing for the victim's DNA.
A man freed from prison last month after serving nearly 18 years on a first-degree murder conviction filed paperwork Friday asking North Carolina's governor for a pardon.
A Cary man who spent more than 16 years in prison on a first-degree murder conviction filled his first weekend as a free man with family time.
When the state Innocence Inquiry Commission awarded Greg Taylor his freedom Wednesday, the process was especially gratifying for the man whose vision and expertise led to the group’s formation.
Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby and Gregory Taylor's defense attorney, Joseph Cheshire both say the justice system has changed drastically since 1993, when Taylor was convicted of murder.
For his first full day of freedom in more than 16 years, Greg Taylor woke up and hit the gym for the same upper-body workout he did every Thursday in his cell.
A Cary man who spent nearly two decades in prison on a first-degree murder conviction walked away from a courtroom Wednesday a free man after a three-judge panel ruled he was convicted of a crime he didn't commit.
District Attorney Colon Willoughby called blood evidence in the case a "red herring" to distract from another inmate's confession, which has never been addressed during the six-day hearing.
A woman who knew Jacquetta Thomas said Monday she was confident her friend got into a SUV similar to that of the man convicted of killing Thomas nearly 17 years ago. Three judges must now decide if Gregory Taylor should go free.
A State Bureau of Investigation agent said that guidelines required him to report a positive blood test result – and not a negative result – in the 1991 slaying of a Raleigh woman. The evidence helped lead to the conviction Gregory Taylor on a murder charge.
The man arrested along with Gregory Taylor nearly 20 years ago testified during a special hearing Thursday that neither of them had anything to do with the death of a 26-year-old prostitute that Taylor was convicted of killing.
Gregory Taylor has spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder he claims he did not commit. Now, he's getting a second chance at freedom.
A convicted murderer getting a second chance at freedom testified Tuesday that he felt like police investigators were trying to trick him into confessing to a crime he maintains he did not commit.
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission decided in September that Gregory Taylor, who was convicted of killing a prostitute, should get a new hearing in the case.
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission decided in September that Gregory Taylor, who was convicted of killing a prostitute, should get a new hearing in the case. A three-judge panel will hear his case, beginning Feb. 9.
Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby says there is evidence that still shows a Cary man, who some believe was wrongly convicted of murder, is guilty and should stay in prison.
A Cary man's fight to be freed from prison took to the streets of downtown Raleigh Tuesday morning with family and to the streets of downtown Raleigh Tuesday morning with family and friends speaking out in support of him.
The Wake County District Attorney has asked that the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission hand over its file on Gregory Taylor, the Cary man whom the commission recently referred for a new trial. As the chief prosecutor in the county where the original crime was committed, Willoughby would argue the case against Taylor.
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission continued hearing evidence Friday in the case of Greg Taylor, a Cary man convicted in the 1991 slaying of a 26-year-old Raleigh woman.
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission unanimously decided on Friday to send an appeal from inmate Gregory Taylor to a three-judge panel who will oversee a new trial.
During an interview with the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, a state inmate burst into tears and asked them what would happen if he confessed to a murder another man was convicted for, an investigator testified on Thursday in Raleigh.