Man wrongly convicted of murder still fighting for freedom outside prison walls

CHARLOTTE — Next month will mark two years since a North Carolina man was freed after spending 25 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

Dontae Sharpe was a teenager when he was sentenced to life in prison for a murder in his hometown of Greenville, North Carolina.

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Sharpe was convicted of murder in 1995 for the death of 33-year-old George Radcliffe in a drug deal that happened a year earlier.


Sharpe currently lives in Charlotte, but his fight for freedom isn’t finished. His story is going to be the subject of a BBC documentary.

>> In the video at the top of this page, Sharpe speaks with veteran crime reporter Mark Becker about the key piece of freedom that he is missing since his release from prison in 2019.

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