In “The Imperfect Alibi,” go behind the scenes and learn how Sharpe shed light on the 35-year-old double murder case. Explore the evidence files, photos, videos and a timeline. Our journalists and photographers reviewed thousands of documents and conducted dozens of interviews to shed light on a case many believed was over and settled.
Perry, 58, was arrested in 2000 and later convicted of the murders of Harold and Thelma Swain, who were shot inside the Rising Daughter Baptist Church in 1985. Perry’s convictions were overturned last week because of new DNA evidence linking a former suspect to the crime scene.
Brunswick Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett, who tossed the 2003 convictions, granted a signature bond for Perry to be released Thursday. With the convictions gone, Perry now faces the original murder charges while the Brunswick District Attorney’s Office decides whether to retry him.
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