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Man Convicted In 1997 Robbery Files For New Trial

Posted February 1, 2002 12:26 p.m. EST

— 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.

Related Links:

  • January 25, 2002:

    Documentary Reignites Interest In 1997 Johnston County Robbery

  • January 31, 1998:

    Convicted Teen and Man Who Confessed Both Remain in Jail

  • February 23, 1998:

    Complicated Johnston County Robbery Case Back in Court

  • February 25, 1998:

    Judge Denies New Trial for Johnston County Teen

  • An Ordinary Crime: Frontline Profiles The Case