Darryl Hunt’s Final Trial

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Darryl Hunt, the 51 year-old advocate for the wrongly convicted who spent nearly two decades behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, was found dead in the vehicle of a friend on March 13 in what police implied was suicide by gunshot. Hunt had been imprisoned for an entire decade after DNA evidence proved he was in no way connected to the crime he was accused of committing.

Hunt had been wrongfully accused and convicted in 1985 for the murder of a 25 year-old white woman named Deborah Sykes in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was nearly sentenced to death but for the dissent of a lone juror. After his conviction was thrown out in 1989 based on a technicality, Darryl Hunt tried to put the pain of the past behind him by getting married and attempting to move on, only to be dragged back into court to…

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