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State v. Reeves

In the case of State v. Reeves, the Commission conducted a hearing on December 14, 2007. The Commission voted by majority 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.

The Commission hearing was recorded and transcribed by a court reporter. You may view the transcript by requesting an appointment with the Commission staff or you may order a copy of the transcript through the court reporter. If you would like to purchase a printed copy of the hearing transcript please contact Court Reporter Tori Pittman at 919-931-6222 or

The three-judge panel hearing was held in Pitt County from August 25, 2008 through September 3, 2008.  At the conclusion of that hearing, the three judge panel ruled that Mr. Reeves had not proven his innocence by clear and convincing evidence and relief was denied.  The documents and transcript from that hearing were made a part of the official court file and are public record.  You may contact the Pitt County Clerk of Court if you wish to review those documents.

State v. Reeves Brief

Reeves hearing PowerPoint presentation

Handouts provided to the Commission during hearing

State v. Reeves Commission's Opinion

State v. Reeves Three Judge Panel's Opinion


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