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Innocence Coordinator

Phone: (336) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Darryl Hunt Project
8 West 3Rd Street Suite 300
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
United States

Company Description: The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice grew out of one man's determination to help others after serving more than eighteen years for a crime he never...   more
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The Innocence Project - News and Information: Search Innocence Blog: Search
www.innocenceproject.org, 10 June 2010 [cached]
Joseph Abbitt The Innocence Project - News and Information: Search Innocence Blog: Search
The Innocence Project
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At 2:30 this afternoon, Joseph Abbitt walked out of a North Carolina courthouse a free man for the first time in 14 years, proven innocent through DNA testing. He was serving life in prison for a rape he didn't commit, and a state judge today vacated his sentence and dropped all charges against him.
DNA testing completed this year shows that another man raped two teenage girls in their Winston-Salem home in 1991. The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence represents Abbitt and has worked on his case for four years. Although much of the evidence collected in the case had been destroyed, the Winston-Salem Police Department had preserved critical biological evidence collected from the victims' bodies - and tests on this evidence proved Abbitt's innocence.
Abbitt becomes the 242nd person exonerated in the United States through DNA testing and the seventh in North Carolina. His conviction was caused in part by eyewitness misidentifications - a factor in more than 75% of wrongful convictions overturned through DNA testing.
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Mumma said it is important to find who the rapist was so that Abbitt and the two victims can find some closure. Captain David Clayton, who manages investigations for the Winston-Salem Police Department, said Abbitt's is an important case to resolve but that the lab work isn't back yet.
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Abbitt now works for the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice as an innocence coordinator. There, he works with families of inmates and assists with reviewing letters from inmates who say they were also wrongfully convicted.
Read the full article here.
Read Abbitt's case profile here.
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The Innocence Project - News and Information: Search Innocence Blog: Search
www.innocenceproject.org, 29 April 2010 [cached]
Joseph Abbitt The Innocence Project - News and Information: Search Innocence Blog: Search
The Innocence Project
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At 2:30 this afternoon, Joseph Abbitt walked out of a North Carolina courthouse a free man for the first time in 14 years, proven innocent through DNA testing. He was serving life in prison for a rape he didn't commit, and a state judge today vacated his sentence and dropped all charges against him.
DNA testing completed this year shows that another man raped two teenage girls in their Winston-Salem home in 1991. The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence represents Abbitt and has worked on his case for four years. Although much of the evidence collected in the case had been destroyed, the Winston-Salem Police Department had preserved critical biological evidence collected from the victims' bodies - and tests on this evidence proved Abbitt's innocence.
Abbitt becomes the 242nd person exonerated in the United States through DNA testing and the seventh in North Carolina. His conviction was caused in part by eyewitness misidentifications - a factor in more than 75% of wrongful convictions overturned through DNA testing.
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Tags: Joseph Abbitt, Darryl Hunt
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Mumma said it is important to find who the rapist was so that Abbitt and the two victims can find some closure. Captain David Clayton, who manages investigations for the Winston-Salem Police Department, said Abbitt's is an important case to resolve but that the lab work isn't back yet.
...
Abbitt now works for the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice as an innocence coordinator. There, he works with families of inmates and assists with reviewing letters from inmates who say they were also wrongfully convicted.
Read the full article here.
Read Abbitt's case profile here.
Tags: Joseph Abbitt
The Innocence Project - News and Information: Search Innocence Blog: Search
www.innocenceproject.org, 8 Feb 2007 [cached]
At 2:30 this afternoon, Joseph Abbitt walked out of a North Carolina courthouse a free man for the first time in 14 years, proven innocent through DNA testing. He was serving life in prison for a rape he didn't commit, and a state judge today vacated his sentence and dropped all charges against him.
DNA testing completed this year shows that another man raped two teenage girls in their Winston-Salem home in 1991. The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence represents Abbitt and has worked on his case for four years. Although much of the evidence collected in the case had been destroyed, the Winston-Salem Police Department had preserved critical biological evidence collected from the victims' bodies - and tests on this evidence proved Abbitt's innocence.
Abbitt becomes the 242nd person exonerated in the United States through DNA testing and the seventh in North Carolina. His conviction was caused in part by eyewitness misidentifications - a factor in more than 75% of wrongful convictions overturned through DNA testing.
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Tags: Joseph Abbitt, Darryl Hunt
Joseph Abbitt also sat in the ...
www2.journalnow.com, 30 Oct 2009 [cached]
Joseph Abbitt also sat in the audience yesterday.
In September, Abbitt was exonerated by DNA evidence after spending 14 years in prison on charges that he raped two teenage sisters nearly 20 years ago.
He said these days he divides his time between being with his family and working for the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice. "I have to keep my mind focused on something positive," he said.
Joseph Abbitt was exonerated in ...
www.innocenceproject.org, 29 April 2010 [cached]
Joseph Abbitt was exonerated in September, but he is still looking for closure on his wrongful conviction. Having been wrongfully convicted of raping two girls, he hasn't received a pardon and the real perpetrator has yet to be identified. Once DNA evidence proved Abbitt's innocence, the District Attorney's office and the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence filed a motion to vacate the conviction. Less concerned about the pardon, Abbitt told the Winston-Salem Journal that finding the real perpetrators of the crimes would give him peace.
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Mumma said it is important to find who the rapist was so that Abbitt and the two victims can find some closure.
...
Captain David Clayton, who manages investigations for the Winston-Salem Police Department, said Abbitt's is an important case to resolve but that the lab work isn't back yet.
...
Abbitt now works for the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice as an innocence coordinator. There, he works with families of inmates and assists with reviewing letters from inmates who say they were also wrongfully convicted.
Read the full article here.
Read Abbitt's case profile here.
Tags: Joseph Abbitt
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