From the time he was released on Dec. 24, 2003, Darryl Hunt was surrounded. Media. Family. Friends. Supporters. And history.
Hunt served nearly 19 years in prison after being accused and twice convicted of one of Winston-Salem's most notorious crimes -- the 1984 rape and murder of newspaper copy editor Deborah Sykes. The case helped divide the city along racial lines, even though it turned out that the man who committed the crime, Williard Brown, was, like Hunt, black.