State v. Kagonyera / Wilcoxson
In the case of State v. Kagonyera and Wilcoxson, the Commission conducted a hearing on April 28 and 29, 2011. The Commission voted unanimously that there was sufficient evidence to merit judicial review. At that time, the case was referred forward to a three-judge panel. The documents presented at the Commission hearing became public record and are included below.
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Phone Interviews presented at the Commission Hearing:
Kagonyera and Wilcoxson Three-Judge Panel
The three-judge panel was held in Buncombe County from September 12, 2011 through September 22, 2011. At the conclusion of that hearing, the Judges ruled that Mr. Kagonyera and Mr. Wilcoxson had proven their innocence by clear and convincing evidence. Mr. Kagonyera and Mr. Wilcoxson exonerated were set free.
The documents and transcripts from the three-judge panel hearing were made a part of the official court file and are public record. You may contact the Buncombe County Clerk of Court if you wish to review those documents.
You can also read the opinion of the three-judge panel by clicking on the link below: