The Latest on a North Carolina State Bar disciplinary hearing for innocence attorney Chris Mumma (all times local):

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4:20 p.m.

The North Carolina State Bar has admonished a lawyer who was found to have committed an ethical violation while trying to prove the innocence of a client.

Multiple media outlets report that a state bar disciplinary panel ruled Thursday against Chris Mumma, director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence. The panel, which could have disbarred her, chose simply to admonish her.

Mumma was accused of taking a water bottle from someone without permission and having it tested for DNA. Mumma was trying to prove the innocence of Joseph Sledge, who served almost 40 years for a double murder until he was proven innocent.

Media reports said the panel dismissed claims that Mumma was dishonest or deceitful or acted in a way prejudicial to the administration of justice.

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3:00 p.m.

The North Carolina State Bar has ruled that a lawyer who advocated for the wrongly convicted committed an ethical violation while trying to prove the innocence of a client.

Multiple media outlets report a State Bar disciplinary panel ruled Thursday against Chris Mumma, director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence. Mumma was accused of taking a water bottle from someone without permission and having it tested for DNA. Mumma was trying to prove the innocence of Joseph Sledge, who served almost 40 years for a double murder until he was proven innocent.

WRAL-TV reported that the panel dismissed claims that Mumma was dishonest or deceitful or acted in a way prejudicial to the administration of justice. The panel will now determine her punishment.