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Darryl Hunt’s funeral to be held Saturday

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Darryl Hunt, who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1984, poses for a portrait on Monday, July 28, 2014 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Darryl Hunt, the man wrongfully convicted of rape and murder, and found dead this weekend will be laid to rest on Saturday.

The 51-year-old was found in a vehicle this weekend on University Parkway in Winston-Salem.

Police have not released any details surrounding his death.

Hunt spent nearly 20 years behind bars for the crimes. He was exonerated and released from prison in 2004.

Once released from prison, Hunt advocated against the death penalty, pushed for changes in the criminal justice system and helped people transition from prison life to civilian life.

A celebration of Hunt’s life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winston-Salem at 1 p.m. on Saturday.