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Two NC Men Declared Innocent After Decade in Prison

In Asheville, NC, a three judge panel declared two men innocent of the murder charge to which they had confessed and ordered their immediate release. Lawyers for Kenneth Kagonyera and Robert Wilcoxson stated that their clients had not only maintained their innocence despite the guilty pleas and had plead to Second Degree Murder only to avoid either the death penalty or the possibility of life in prison without parole. Kagonyera and Wilcoxson were convicted of the shotgun killing of Walter Bowman, 51, in Fairview, North Carolina. Bowman was shot in the abdomen more »