Man who served 24 years behind bars for murder pardoned

A man who spent 24 years behind bars for a murder he has repeatedly said he did not commit has been pardoned.

Dontae Sharpe is now able to apply for up to $750,000 (£560,000) compensation for his wrongful conviction after the move by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Friday.

Mr Cooper said: “Mr Sharpe and others who have been
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