That's the title of a retrospective look at a notorious North Carolina case in the Winston-Salem Journal. It's written by Michael Hewitt, and is subtitled, "30 years after the murder of Deborah Sykes and 10 years after the exoneration of Darryl Hunt, the case still haunts those it touched." There are infographics at the link.
Here's the beginning:
Darryl Hunt has been a free man for a little more than 10 years now, but he remains guarded.
He still pauses sometimes before unlocking the door to his house because part of him expects the door to open automatically, like the doors to his cell when he was imprisoned for nearly 19 years for a crime he didn’t commit — the murder of Deborah Sykes, a 25-year-old copy editor at The Sentinel, an afternoon newspaper in Winston-Salem that closed in 1985.
And after he leaves the house and before he returns, Hunt drives to an ATM. It’s not that he needs money in his pocket. He’s focused on getting a receipt and he takes comfort in knowing that his picture is taken.
Those two things — a receipt and his picture — serve as his alibi just in case Winston-Salem police officers pick him up and throw him in jail. He knows the last time that happened — on Sept. 11, 1984, when he was initially arrested. He was charged Sept. 14, 1984 with Sykes’ murder and ended up spending a good portion of his life behind bars.