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Governor Cooper Grants Pardon of Innocence

Today, Governor Roy Cooper granted a Pardon of Innocence for Montoyae Dontae Sharpe of Charlotte.
Raleigh
Nov 12, 2021

Today, Governor Roy Cooper granted a Pardon of Innocence for Montoyae Dontae Sharpe of Charlotte. Mr. Sharpe’s pardon application was thoroughly reviewed by the Office of Executive Clemency, the Office of the General Counsel and the Governor.

“I have carefully reviewed Montoyae Dontae Sharpe’s case and am granting him a Pardon of Innocence,” said Governor Cooper. “Mr. Sharpe and others who have been wrongly convicted deserve to have that injustice fully and publicly acknowledged.”

Read the full pardon order for Montoyae Dontae Sharpe.

This pardon makes Sharpe eligible to file a claim under North Carolina law, which allows compensation to persons wrongly convicted of felonies.

 

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