A conversation with death row exonerees
|Starts:||18:00 9 Feb 2017|
|Ends:||20:00 9 Feb 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Amicus presents Sunny and Peter: Surviving death row.
Sunny Jacobs: Sunny and her first husband, Jesse Tafero, were both implicated in the shooting of two police officers in Florida in 1976. Jesse was executed in 1990, despite significant ongoing doubt about his guilt. Sunny served 17 years on death row before her conviction was overturned. Sunny's ordeal l became one of six stories told through the acclaimed play The Exonerated. The play was also adapted for television with Susan Sarandon playing Sunny.
Peter Pringle: Peter was convicted of the murder of two policemen during a bank raid in Ballaghdereen, Ireland. His conviction was quashed after 15 years of incarceration when evidence of his innocence was brought to light, including evidence that his 'confession' had been written before he had even been interviewed.
Amicus is a charity that helps provide representation for those facing the death penalty in the United States.
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Lecture Theatre A