In mid-January 2022, the North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld its decision to reverse Mark Carver's conviction and grant him a new trial. Whether or not the State can meet its burden of proof to bring a new trial is questionable at this time, given that all the evidence upon which the previous trial was based has been discredited. Additionally, Carver's legal representation from the North Carolina Center on Actual Appeals filed a motion on November 2, 2021, asking a judge to dismiss the standing indictment and charge, which would negate any further trial, and that motion is still awaiting a ruling. Carver is currently free to move about within the state of North Carolina with an ankle monitor as he awaits further developments in his case. Please see our suicide reenactment video on YouTube and visit the menu pages on this website to learn more about this innocence case.