Dontae Sharpe

Governor issues pardon for NC man wrongly imprisoned for 26 years

BY: - November 12, 2021

Governor Roy Cooper has granted a full pardon of innocence for Dontae Sharpe. “I have carefully reviewed Montoyae Dontae Sharpe’s case and am granting him a Pardon of Innocence,” said Gov. Cooper in a statement on Friday. “Mr. Sharpe and others who have been wrongly convicted deserve to have that injustice fully and publicly acknowledged.” […]


Gov. Cooper should delay no longer in pardoning exonerated man

BY: - September 24, 2021

Dontae Sharpe’s supporters will gather this afternoon outside the Governor’s Mansion to renew their pleas for justice In 2019, after having been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for more than a quarter century for a murder he didn’t commit, a Greenville man named Dontae Sharpe was released from prison by a North Carolina judge. Click here […]

Gov. Cooper’s pardon for 2019 exoneree Dontae Sharpe is overdue, advocates say

BY: - July 9, 2021

Criminal justice advocates rallied and delivered a letter to Gov. Cooper Friday petitioning him to issue a pardon to Dontae Sharpe, who spent 24 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Sharpe, who’s Black, was convicted of the 1994 murder of a George Radcliffe, a 34-year-old white, Greenville man, according to the National Registry […]