NAACP Supporting Murder Suspect In Wilson

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The suspect in a controversial murder case in Wilson is getting the support of the National NAACP. The organization is calling for the exoneration of 21-year-old James Johnson.

Johnson's accused in the June 2004 murder of 17-year-old Brittany Willis. After spending three years in jail awaiting a trial, Johnson's bond was reduced in September, leading to his release. The state has also called for a special prosecutor to investigate the case against Johnson and the questionable evidence the District Attorney's office has.

The NAACP posted a petition to exonerate Johnson. They've also schedule a rally for Sunday, December 2, at the First Baptist Church at 101 South Wilmington St. in Raleigh, starting at 6 p.m.

To read the press release and petition, click here.