NC NAACP work to free convicted Pitt County man

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – The North Carolina NAACP is working to free a Pitt County man and another inmate, who they say have been wrongfully convicted.

9 On Your Side has covered the story of Dontae Sharpe since his original murder conviction back in 1994.

Sharpe was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of George Radcliffe during a drug-buy in Greenville.

His family, along with the family of Kalvin Michael Smith and the NAACP are asking Governor Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper for immediate action.

North Carolina’s NAACP President Reverend Doctor William Barber says our nation’s criminal justice system must be reformed.

“There continues to create problem with the integrity of the criminal justice system, which thereby produces more distrust,” said Rev. Dr. Barber.

On Saturday, July 30th, the NC NAACP and local leaders are holding a Pilgrimage for Justice.

The march is being held at Thomas Foreman Park in Greenville at 10 am.

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