Witness recants testimony from North Carolina murder case against 5 teens

Posted at 1:35 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 13:35:33-04

RALEIGH, N.C. - A key witness has recanted testimony that helped convict five teens of murder in the killing of NBA star Chris Paul's grandfather.

News outlets report Jessicah Black now says she lied at their trial when she testified that she drove the teens to the scene of the robbery that led to Nathaniel Jones' heart attack in 2002.

Black recanted her testimony in a deposition played Monday before The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.

Nathaniel Jones died after being tied up and beaten outside his Winston-Salem home. Paul, his grandson, was a standout high-school basketball player who now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder.