Joseph Sledge

Time Served: 37 years

State: North Carolina

Charge: murder

Conviction: Two counts of second-degree murder

Sentence: Two life sentences

Incident Date: 09/06/76

Conviction Date: 08/31/78

Exoneration Date: 01/23/15

Served: 37 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Type of Forensic Science Problem: Hair Analysis

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Contributing Causes of Conviction: Informants, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science

Innocence Project Involved: No

Death Penalty Case: no

Accused Plead Guilty: No

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: No

Real Perpetrator Convicted of Subsequent Crime: No

Compensation: Not Yet

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