Exonerated: Ray Krone, from Death Row to Free Man
Ray Krone was the 100th death row inmate exonerated in the United States. In 1991, a female Phoenix bartender was murdered. A postal worker, Krone was convicted based on bite mark evidence that later turned out to be baseless. It wasn't until a private attorney convinced a judge to test DNA evidence that Krone was exonerated. The suspect's DNA belonged to another man who lived nearby and was already serving time in prison. Krone will talk about his experience and what all criminal justice students can learn from his ordeal. This event is cosponsored by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, the Arizona Justice Project and Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona.
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Conservatives Opposing the Death Penalty
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The 2% Death Penalty
"Although death penalty cases come from a small number of counties, all state taxpayers share the high cost of pursuing the death penalty, and the costs of review by federal courts are drawn from taxpayers across the country." We encourage you to watch this video from the Death Penalty Information Center entitled "The 2% Death Penalty: How a Minority of Counties Produce Most Death Cases".