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Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Three Exonorees and their Attorney tell their Story

Thursday, February 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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On Thursday, February 27, fifty UDC Law students, faculty and staff heard the stories of three men - Kirk Odom, Santae Tribble, and Cleveland Wright.  Each had been convicted of crimes they did not commit and each served over twenty years in prison based largely upon false, and possibly faked, "scientific" human hair evidence.  

Introduced by former DC Public Defender, UDC Law Professor Andrew Ferguson and moderated by the men's post-release attorney who fought for their release from the continued bondage of parole, DC Public Defender Sandra Levick, the men spoke movingly of what happened to them, how they managed to hang on throughout their ordeal, how their exonerations came about - and what kind of lawyers UDC law students should strive to become. 

Below, from left, Attorney Sandra Levick, Kirk Odom, Santae Tribble, Cleveland Wright, and Prof. Andrew Ferguson.  Other photos can be found at Flickr HERE.






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