Son of ex-slave who fought in Union Army dies at age 97

Jan 28, 2015

Son of ex-slave who fought in Union Army dies at age 97

Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born. Martin was 97 when he died Sunday at his home in North Carolina, said his daughter, Fannie Martin-Williams. Her father, who ...

Sep 4, 2014

DNA-cleared U.S. half-brothers freed after three decades in prison

North Carolina’s longest-serving death-row inmate and his younger half-brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man. Henry McCollum, 50, hugged his ...