Man Convicted In 1997 Robbery Files For New Trial
Posted February 1, 2002
GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A Goldsboro man who claims he was wrongly convicted has filed for a new trial.
Terence Garner has been in prison since he was convicted of armed robbery and attempted murder in 1998. His attorney has filed motions for a re-trial in Johnston County.
The shooting victim identified Garner, even though another man confessed to the crime. That man later recanted his story.
A recent "Frontline" documentary on PBS brought national attention to the case.
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