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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 05:02 PM

Racial bias saves death row man [View all]

Source: BBC News

A convicted killer has been ordered off death row in the US state of North Carolina after a judge ruled his trial had been tainted by racial bias.

Marcus Robinson's case was the first to be heard under North Carolina's controversial Racial Justice Act (RJA).

The RJA stipulates that death row inmates can appeal for relief, in the form of a life sentence, if race proved a factor during trial or sentencing.

Robinson, who is black, was sentenced to die for a 1991 murder.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17762035

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