State v. Grant

About the Case

In State v. Grant the Commission conducted a hearing on November 29, 2017. 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.

The three-judge panel hearing was held in Mecklenburg County on January 18, 2019. Mr. Grant’s attorney was joined by the District Attorney’s Office in a motion asking the court to find Mr. Grant innocent by clear and convincing evidence. The parties chose not to present additional evidence and offered the Commission’s hearing documents as evidence. The three-judge panel ruled that Mr. Grant had proven his innocence by clear and convincing evidence. Mr. Grant was exonerated.

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

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].