State v. Bragg

About the Case

In State v. Bragg, the Commission conducted a hearing on August 31 through September 2, 2016. The Commission voted 6-2 that there was sufficient evidence of factual innocence to merit judicial review. At that time, the case was referred to a three-judge panel.

The three-judge panel hearing was held in Watauga County from July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017. At the conclusion of the hearing, the three-judge panel ruled unanimously that Mr. Bragg had not proven his innocence by clear and convincing evidence and relief was denied.

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 [email protected].

Documents related to the three judge panel are held by the Clerk of Court in the county of conviction and are not managed by the Commission.  You may contact the Watauga County Clerk of Court regarding any documents related to the three judge panel.