April 12th, 2012
Be sure to check out 6,149 Days, the documentary airing online tonight at 8pm that covers the amazing story of Greg Taylor. Taylor was convicted in 1993 for the murder of Jacquetta Thomas, who was beaten to death in 1992. Contributing factors to Taylor’s wrongful conviction included a rushed police investigation, evidence that was withheld from defense attorneys and misleading testimony that was presented to the jury. In 2010, after Taylor spent 16 years in prison for a crime that he did not commit, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission dismissed the murder charge against him and he walked out of prison a free and innocent man.
Capitol Broadcasting Company based in North Carolina will be airing the documentary on three of it’s local stations during primetime tonight. This will be the first time in the company’s 75-year history that a documentary will be shown commercial free and pre-empt regular primetime broadcasting. Following the 90 minutes documentary, there will be a live, half-hour discussion with retired police chief Darrel Stephens and state representative Rick Glazier. The documentary will also be shown streaming live on the WRAL website starting at 8pm and will be available for viewing on demand after the broadcast.
Read more information about the case and watch the documentary here.