CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - An afternoon Rotary Club meeting played host to two people from the Innocence Project. One, is a state director of the program. The other attendee, a man who spent 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.
Greg Taylor was accused of killing a prostitute in Raleigh. The evidence that could have exonerated him in 1993, never made it in front of a jury.
For years, Christine Mumma of the Innocence Project, worked to present the facts that eventually freed Taylor.
Mumma works on behalf of the organization that's already freed 19 wrongly-accused prisoners nationwide.
On Friday afternoon, just hours after Greg Taylor spoke at the Rotary lunch about life after prison, Governor Bev Perdue granted him an official pardon.