Fall Speaker Series: Part II
Please join us to hear Anthony Ray Hinton, death row exoneree, share his story of wrongful conviction, survival on Alabama's death row, and decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom.
In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of the unsolved murders of two fast-food restaurant managers and sent to death row.
The only evidence at trial was a statement that ballistics tests showed crime scene bullets matched a dusty revolver found in Hinton’s mother’s closet. There were no fingerprints or eyewitness testimony.
Hinton spent years arguing that the revolver didn't match the evidence at the scenes.
After years of petitioning to have the revolver re-analyzed, three independent experts concluded that the bullets could not have been fired from that revolver, nor could they have been fired from the same gun.
After 30 years in prison, the charges were dismissed and Hinton was released.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The UNM School of Law
Free and open to the public—Parking is free in the Law School “L” parking lot after 4:00 p.m.
Online registration is closed to any further submissions
Please contact Carmen Rawls at 505-277-8184 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
If you are interested in buying a copy of "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson before the lecture please contact Julie Archer, email@example.com, UNM Medical Bookstore.
Series made possible through the generous support of the Lannan Foundation.