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Commission wants judge to look at Deaver testimony

Posted October 1, 2010 5:58 p.m. EDT
Updated October 1, 2010 6:10 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission wants a judge to look at whether SBI agent Duane Deaver should be held in contempt of court.

The commission voted unanimously at a Friday meeting to bring the case to court.

Executive director Kendra Montgomery-Blinn said she plans to file a motion in Wake County next week asking a judge to look at statements Deaver made at a hearing last year.

Montgomery-Blinn wouldn’t discuss details of the motion.

Deaver denied at a hearing last year that he’d done a second blood test on a sample in a murder case. In fact, a second test was done and came up negative.

That undisclosed information became a crucial factor for attorneys pushing for the freedom of now-exonerated Greg Taylor.

Deaver didn’t return a telephone call seeking comment.