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Judge orders man free after 28 years, cites unfair trial

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A judge on Thursday ruled that a North Carolina man who was convicted of murder as a teenager and was imprisoned 28 years ago did not get a fair trial and allowed him to go free.

North Carolina Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons ruled Thursday that there was not enough evidence to justify 43-year-old Johnny Small’s conviction for a 1988 murder.

Convention: Different reactions in booth and on floor

CBS News’ Scott Pelley was succinct: “Bernie Sanders heals the breach.”

That was his analysis after Sanders’ speech to the Democratic National Convention on Monday, after a raucous first day filled with restive supporters of the Vermont senator and the controversy over leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee. Pelley’s words were largely echoed by the pundit class.