On November 2, 2021, the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence filed a motion on Mark Carver's behalf to dismiss the standing indictment and first-degree murder charge. A judge will rule on the motion at which time the charges will formally be dropped or a new trial will proceed. Mark Carver was released from prison in June 2019 when his conviction was vacated due to discredited touch DNA data and video proof of an investigator feeding information about the case to him during interrogation, among several other inconsistencies from the original trial. Appeals by the State to reverse this decision were rejected by all courts. Mark Carver is free to move about within the state of North Carolina with an ankle monitor as he awaits further developments in his case. Carver's attorneys have said they will continue to work for Carver's exoneration. No guarantee exists that a second trial will take place given the lack of credible evidence at this point in the case. Please see our suicide reenactment video on YouTube and visit the menu pages on this website to learn more about this innocence case.