MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:30:22 +0000 Time runs out for prisoner to prove his innocence http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/8c271c593aab4c21b840595dc72d9564 Even though Lee Wayne Hunt died as a prisoner found guilty of a double murder, his family says he never gave up hope of proving his innocence. (April 10) 8c271c593aab4c21b840595dc72d9564 Wed, 10 Apr 2019 05:03:15 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT VONNA ORTIZ, PART MUST CREDIT HEATHER ALLEN SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLYFayetteville, North Carolina – 22 March 20191.Various of Lisa and Roland Matthews' headstone VONNA ORTIZ – MUST CREDIT VONNA ORTIZFayetteville, North Carolina – Date unknown2. 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STILL of Lee Wayne Hunt STORYLINE: HIDDEN IN THE BACK OF A CROWDED CEMETERY, SITS A WEATHERED MEMORIAL TO LISA AND ROLAND MATTHEWS. MORE THAN THREE DECADES HAVE PASSED SINCE THE YOUNG COUPLE WAS MURDERED IN THEIR FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, HOME WHILE THEIR 22-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER WAS IN ANOTHER ROOM. THREE MEN WERE CONVICTED IN THE BRUTAL CRIME – BUT ONE MAINTAINED HIS INNOCENCE UNTIL HIS DEATH. SOUNDBITE (English) Melanie Hunt, Lee Wayne Hunt's Sister:"My brother was tried and convicted the day he was arrested." LEE WAYNE HUNT'S FAMILY SAYS HE DIED FEBRUARY 13TH IN A RALEIGH HOSPITAL. THEY SAY HE'D BEEN THERE A WEEK AFTER COMING IN WITH HEART PROBLEMS – BUT HIS FAMILY NEVER KNEW. SOUNDBITE (English) Heather Allen, Lee Wayne Hunt's daughter:"Just to think that he died alone, that hurts. And I'm not going to say he died alone because I know the Lord was with him but um, it hurts… that's all… yeah." HIS FAMILY BELIEVES HE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN BEHIND BARS.IN 2002, AFTER HUNT'S CO-DEFENDANT, JERRY CASHWELL, DIED BY SUICIDE IN PRISON, HIS LAWYER, STAPLES HUGHES, CAME FORWARD AND SAID HIS CLIENT HAD TOLD HIM HUNT WASN'T INVOLVED IN THE MURDER. THAT STATEMENT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF CHRIS MUMMA AT THE NORTH CAROLINA CENTER ON ACTUAL INNOCENCE. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Mumma, North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence:"The power of Staples Hughes coming forward with that. And not just the power of him coming forward but the weight it had on Staples. When he talked about it you could feel the weight that he had been carrying not being able to disclose that information." THE ONLY PHYSICAL EVIDENCE USED IN HUNT'S TRIAL WAS A BULLET COMPARISON TECHNIQUE THE FBI STOPPED USING IN 2005 AFTER IT FACED SCIENTIFIC CRITICISM. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Mumma, North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence:"I truly don't believe that Lee Wayne Hunt was involved in that murder. It doesn't change the sadness for the family for what they lost. But we have the additional sadness that justice was not served in this case." THE VICTIMS' FAMILY IS CONFIDENT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM GOT IT RIGHT. THEIR DAUGHTER RECENTLY COMMENTED ON A PUBLIC FACEBOOK POST ABOUT HUNT'S DEATH, SAYING, "I AM VERY RELIEVED THAT JUSTICE HAS FINALLY BEEN SERVED AND MY FAMILY CAN HAVE SOME PEACE NOW." SOUNDBITE (English) ) Debra Barton, Lee Wayne Hunt's Sister:"When does this stop? When does it stop?" DESPITE HUNT'S DEATH, HIS FAMILY WANTS HIM EXONERATED. SOUNDBITE (English) Debra Barton, Lee Wayne Hunt's Sister:"I want his name cleared. It's not fair to his children and his grandchildren. It's not fair to his sisters and his brothers, his mother and his father. It's not fair even though some of them's gone on but the ones still here knowing what he suffered and went through in prison." THE NORTH CAROLINA CENTER ON ACTUAL INNOCENCE DOESN'T THINK TRUTH WILL PREVAIL IN HUNT'S CASE – BUT TRUTH IS ALL HIS FAMILY SAYS IT HAS NOW. SARAH BLAKE MORGAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Even though Lee Wayne Hunt died as a prisoner found guilty of a double murder, his family says he never gave up hope of proving his innocence. (April 10) Time runs out for prisoner to prove his innocence