Ray Krone was sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. Ray’s conviction was due in part to the prosecution’s use of “junk science.” District Attorneys still use faulty forensic evidence to convict people who are innocent. The newly-emerging science of DNA proved that he was not guilty of the crime and helped to identify the real killer. Ray is the co-founder of Witness to Innocence, the organization that helps to empower death row exonerees to share their individual experiences as they fight to end the use of capital punishment.
Akin Adepoju is a criminal defense attorney who has handled cases from pre-arrest through trials, appeals, and even to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law. Akin is Chair of the Board of Directors at Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
Both men are fighting to end the death penalty. Hear their stories, ask questions, and be inspired. Q & A follows along with an opportunity to take action. This is a free event and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
High school student Rebecca Diaz will be moderating this event as the final step in earning her Gold Award, the highest level of achievement in the Girl Scouts of America.