- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe formally granted full pardons to Wilson and three other ex-sailors, known as the "Norfolk Four."
- Wilson was acquitted of murder in the original trial and had served his entire eight-and-a-half year sentence for rape.
(CNN)US Navy veteran Eric Wilson thought he was finished paying the price for a crime he did not commit when he was finally released in 2005 after spending nearly eight years in prison. But instead of finding freedom on the outside, he has lived the last dozen years in the shadow of his time behind bars, still branded a sex offender.