Judge orders Henderson County man freed after 20 years
Citizen-Times |by reports:
North Carolina, USA. Buncombe County Superior Court frees Michael Parker who “was convicted on all 12 charges in January 1994 and sentenced to eight consecutive terms of life imprisonment for the first-degree sex offenses and an additional 40 years on the indecent liberties convictions … crimes he says he did not commit.”
Parker was tried during the satanic child abuse scare of the 1980s and 90s. He was offered a deal to leave prison last year, but Parker held to his innocence and refused.
“There were procedures and opinions from these doctors a number of years ago that were the trial held today, the medical findings then would not indicate abuse if given today,” said District Attorney Greg Newman.