(CNN) — Applying the Racial Justice Act, a North Carolina judge set aside the death sentence of Marcus Robinson, 38, a convicted killer after concluding that race played a role in the case, a landmark ruling that may call into question a number of death row cases in the state. Robinson now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. Robinson, who is black, was convicted of first-degree murder in 1994.
For full article see: Bias Law Cited To Get Man Off Death Row – National News Story – WESH Orlando.
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