George Hayden, convicted last year of the 1972 shooting death of Sgt. Bill Miller, was released by the N.C. Department of Correction shortly after the N.C. Supreme Court declined to hear the state’s argument against the Appeals Court overturning an Onslow County jury verdict.
Hayden has been home for a few days. He has spent the time with his family, his trial attorney, Jacksonville lawyer Billy Joe Morgan told me today.
I confirmed with the DOC that due to court order Hayden was released over the weekend.
The case was discussed at the beginning of Tuesday’s episode of the “Crime Wire” radio show on which I was a guest: