State v. Taylor
In the case of State v. Taylor, the Commission conducted a hearing on September 3 and 4, 2009. 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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The final three-judge panel was held in Wake County from February 9, 2010 through February 17, 2010. At the conclusion of that hearing, the Judges ruled that Mr. Taylor had proven his innocence by clear and convincing evidence. The charges were dismissed and Mr. Taylor was exonerated. On May 21, 2010, Mr. Taylor received a pardon of innocence by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue.
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 Wake County Clerk of Court if you wish to review those documents.