Court Junkie Podcast: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (Mark Carver)

The North Carolina Center for Actual Innocence (NCCAI) and Chris Mumma are prominent in the November 4, 2019 episode of the podcast entitled Court Junkie. This episode investigated the case of Mark Carver, whose conviction the Center worked to overturn in April 2019. The description of the podcast is:

Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you didn’t commit, or imagine your child’s killer is still on the loose even though there’s enough evidence for an arrest. I want to help shine light on the injustices of our judicial system. I delve into court documents, attend trials, and interview those close to the case to help me tell their stories.

The Center represents Mark Carver, who was convicted in 2011 of the murder of 20-year-old UNCC student Ira Yarmolenko. Mark’s conviction was overturned on June 5, 2019. In this episode, Jillian Pandav talks to Chris Mumma of NCCAI, Mark Carver’s attorney, about the murder and arrest, original trial, the problems with Mark’s conviction, and the route taken to prove Mark’s innocence and get his conviction overturned.

This podcast episode may be found here.