State v. Evans

About the Case

In State v. Evans, the Commission conducted a hearing on September 9-10, 2019 for claimant Kenneth Evans, State v. Kenneth Leon Evans (Franklin – 93 CRS 2261-2263).

The Commission concluded in that there was sufficient evidence of factual innocence to merit judicial review. This case was referred forward for a hearing before a three-judge panel. Please contact the Franklin County Clerk of Court regarding information about the three-judge panel.

The documents presented at the Commission hearing became public record and are included here. The court sealed some documents from the public record.

The three-judge panel was held in Franklin County August 17-18 and October 12, 2020. At the conclusion of the hearing, the three-judge panel ruled unanimously that Mr. Evans had not proven his innocence by clear and convincing evidence and relief was denied.

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 Franklin County Clerk of Court regarding any documents related to the three-judge panel.