Marcus Robinson

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Shirley Burns, center, hugs her friend Margaret Tinsley after... News PhotoBurning,Cumberland County Civic Center,Death,Diving Into Water,Embracing,Fayetteville - North Carolina,Finding,Friendship,Horizontal,Human Role,Image,In A Row,Law,Legal Trial,Males,Marcus Robinson,North Carolina - US State,Prisoner,Sentencing,Social Issues,Son,Sport,Sports Activity,USAPhotographer Collection: Tribune News Service 2012 MCTShirley Burns, center, hugs her friend Margaret Tinsley after Cumberland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks found that racial bias played a role in the trial and death row sentencing of Burns' son inmate Marcus Robinson on Friday, April 20, 2012, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The historic ruling means Robinson's sentence was immediately converted to life without possibility for parole. It was the first case to be decided under the North Carolina's Racial Justice Act. (Shawn Rocco/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)