The woman convicted of killing a Highway Patrol trooper in the East nearly 35 year ago will be released from prison next Thursday. Nineteen others convicted of violent crimes will be released as well, because of a one time law that defined life in prison as 80 years.
Trooper Tom Davis was shot dead in Williamston in 1975. Davis had stopped a car for running a red light, not knowing that the three people inside had just robbed a bank. The husband and father of two, was shot in the face.
Faye Brown was sentenced to life for her role in the crime. Now 56 years old, Brown has been out of prison during the daytime on work release, employed at a Raleigh company, according to WNCN. Her boss says Brown has turned her life around and is remorseful for the murder of the trooper. Brown will be on federal parole when she's released, because of her involvement in a bank robbery.