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Womble alleges police beat confession from him


A man locked up for more than 30 years is asking the Innocence Commission to overturn his murder conviction. Womble and another man, Joseph Perry, were both convicted in the case.Monday, in front of the Innocence Commission, Perry testified that Womble was innocent. Perry confessed that he and another man actually committed the robbery and murder.Tuesday, Shirlyn Walters also testified before the commission. She said – as she did at the original 1976 trial – that Womble was with her on the night of the murder.If the commission decides there are facts to suggest Womble’s innocence, the case will move to a special three judge panel, which could dismiss the charges and set him free

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