Why is a Man Serving Life for a Murder that Feds Say Someone Else Committed?

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Why is a Man Serving Life for a Murder that Feds Say Someone Else Committed?

The unusual case of Lamont McKoy.

It’s been nearly 25 years since 18-year-old Lamont McKoy was convicted for the murder of Myron Hailey in Fayetteville, North Carolina. But evidence — that was never introduced at trial — suggests McKoy never murdered anyone.

That didn’t stop the North Carolina Court of Appeals, which on Monday rejected, without comment, a request by McKoy’s attorneys to hold a hearing that would have addressed why this evidence was never revealed at trial. Or, for that matter, why it still is relevant today to help answer a basic question that has swirled around this case for decades:

why is McKoy serving hard time, a life sentence, for a murder the feds later claimed was committed by another man?

Lamont McKoy at Central…

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