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State v. Knolly Brown

In the case of State v. Knolly Brown, the Commission conducted a hearing on December 9 and 10, 2015. The Commission voted unanimously that there was sufficient evidence to merit judicial review. At that time, the case was referred forward to a three-judge panel. The documents presented at the Commission hearing became public record and are included below.


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State v. Knolly Brown Brief

Handouts provided to the Commission during the hearing

Power Point shown to the Commission during the hearing

Commission Opinion


The transcripts of the hearing are available for viewing ONLY. The transcripts online are NOT available to print. If you would like to purchase a copy of the hearing transcript, please contact Ira Anderson at P.O. Box. 6348, Concord, NC 28027 or (704) 467-4950.

NCIIC Hearing Transcript: State v. Knolly Brown


Knolly Brown Three-Judge Panel

The three-judge panel was held in Edgecombe County on May 27, 2016. The three-judge panel conducted an evidentiary hearing. At the close of the evidence, Mr. Brown moved for a finding of innocence and a declaration of exoneration, and was joined in the motion by the Assistant District Attorney. The three-judge panel unanimously determined that Mr. Brown proved by clear and convincing evidence that he was innocent. He was released the same day.

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: State v. Brown


The documents from the three-judge panel hearing were made a part of the official court file and are public record. You may contact the Edgecombe County Clerk of Court if you wish to review those documents.


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