A unique commission designed to assess claims of innocence is asking judges to reconsider the case of a man who has spent 16 years in prison for murder.
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission unanimously voted Friday night to move the case to a three-judge panel. That panel has the power to determine that Greg Taylor is innocent of the 1991 killing.
The commission heard an audio tape Friday of another man, Craig Taylor, admitting that he killed Jacquetta Thomas. Craig Taylor said he wanted to clear his conscience.
North Carolina is the only state to have a commission dedicated to finding post-conviction claims of innocence. Nobody has been exonerated since it was formed in 2007.