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Guilty plea doesn’t bar post-conviction DNA testing  (access required)

Defendants who’ve pleaded guilty of a crime are entitled to post-conviction DNA testing if they’ve shown that the results could be material to their case, the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in a case of first impression.  The March 11 opinion affirms a 2020 Court of Appeals ruling in State v. Alexander, in which prosecutors ...

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