State v. James Blackmon

About the Case


In State v. Blackmon the Commission conducted a hearing on November 14-16, 2018. The Commission voted unanimously that there was sufficient evidence of factual innocence to merit judicial review. At that time, the case was referred to a three-judge panel. A date for the three-judge panel hearing has not been set.
The three-judge panel hearing was held in Wake County on August 20-22, 2019. At the end of the hearing, the three-judge panel unanimously concluded that Mr. Blackmon had proven by clear and convincing evidence that he was innocent of second-degree murder.

The documents presented at the Commission hearing became public record and are included here. The transcript of the Commission hearing is available for viewing ONLY. If you would like to purchase a printed copy of the hearing transcript, please contact Tori Pittman at 919-931-6222 or tori@tori-pittman.com.