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Committees To Discuss Investigation Into Prosecutors In Gell Case

Posted July 15, 2005 8:16 a.m. EDT

— Two committees will submit their findings to the State Bar Friday about how two attorneys were disciplined after a man mistakenly went to death row.

Debra Graves and David Hoke were reprimanded by the State Bar after a court decided they failed to turn over evidence in the murder trial of Alan Gell.

Gell was later released and the attorneys continue to practice law.

Some critics questioned whether the investigation into their conduct was tainted. Committee members say no, but they admit things could have been done better.

The full bar will hear the findings at an annual meeting in Asheville.