A North Carolina man will be the first convicted prisoner to have his case reviewed under the controversial Racial Justice Act. According to the Fayetteville Observer, Marcus Reymond Robinson will have to prove that racism was a factor in his conviction.
If Robinson is successful, his death sentence will be converted to life in prison under the new law. Marcus Reymond Robinson will be the first of more than 150 inmates to have a judge decide whether or they were unjustly put on death row. Robinson was sentenced to death in 1994 for the 1991 murder of
17 year-old Erik Tornblom.
Get the full details of this case at The Grio as North Carolina has been known for years for wrongly sentencing Black men to lengthy jail terms and the death penalty, spearheaded by racist prosecutors and city wide cover-ups.