Wilmington 10 pardoned after 40 years in North Carolina
In North Carolina, after 40 years of struggle, a group of people known as the Wilmington 10 have finally gotten their names cleared.
The nine black men and one white woman were convicted back in 1972 of the firebombing of a Wilmington grocery store during days of race rioting.
Their convictions were overturned years later after findings of prosecutorial misconduct.
On Saturday, the six surviving members of the group were formally given their certificates of pardon from the Governor’s office.
- Stolen passports raise possibility of terrorism in missing flight
- Mother accused of driving drunk with teen daughter in car
- Woman's auto-bill payments hid her death for six years
- Bond for mom who drove van filled with kids into ocean set at $1.2 million
- Owner of Chesapeake nail salon shot during robbery