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9/11 – Wrongly Convicted Man, Now with the Innocence Project, to Appear Thursday at Monmouth U.

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9/11 – Wrongly Convicted Man, Now with the Innocence Project, to Appear Thursday at Monmouth U.

Published on September 11, 2013 with No Comments

WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University will host Raymond Santana from the Innocence Project on from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Bey Hall Room 113.

The event is free and open to Monmouth University community and the public.

Santana was one of five teenagers who were arrested and questioned in the brutal attack of a female jogger in New York’s Central Park in April 1989. Their confessions were presented as evidence though they differed in the time, location and participants of the rape. The young men were wrongfully convicted of rape and waited more than a decade before DNA evidence exonerated them and implicated the real perpetrator, a convicted murderer and rapist.

The convictions of the five men were overturned on Dec. 19, 2002, at the recommendation of the Manhattan district attorney.

The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

The event is sponsored by the Monmouth University Honors School and the Department of History and Anthropology.

For more information, contact Susan Douglass, specialist professor in public hstory, at sdouglas@monmouth.edu or 732-263-5509.

 

WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University will host Raymond Santana from the Innocence Project on from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday in Bey Hall Room 113.

The event is free and open to Monmouth University community and the public.

Santana was one of five teenagers who were arrested and questioned in the brutal attack of a female jogger in New York’s Central Park in April 1989. Their confessions were presented as evidence though they differed in the time, location and participants of the rape. The young men were wrongfully convicted of rape and waited more than a decade before DNA evidence exonerated them and implicated the real perpetrator, a convicted murderer and rapist.

The convictions of the five men were overturned on Dec. 19, 2002, at the recommendation of the Manhattan district attorney.

The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

The event is sponsored by the Monmouth University Honors School and the Department of History and Anthropology.

For more information, contact Susan Douglass, specialist professor in public hstory, at sdouglas@monmouth.edu or 732-263-5509.

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