RALEIGH — The bologna and cheese sandwich that Glen Chapman savored Wednesday could have been his last meal. Instead, it was his first as a free man after almost 14 years on death row.
Chapman, 40, was released from Central Prison on Wednesday after Catawba County District Attorney James Gaither Jr. dismissed murder charges against him.
Last November, Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin found that an investigator withheld evidence and lied in court, and that Chapman was inadequately defended by his court-appointed attorneys. Ervin sent the case back for another trial, but Gaither, in dismissing the charges, said there was not enough evidence for a retrial.
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