From Guilty To Not Guilty, Death Row Inmate To Speak In Montana
Tonight (October 18th), will be an incredible evening at the Montana State University Sub Ballroom. If you are a true crime junkie such as myself, you learn that there were/are a lot of injustices in the system. With new technology and using science, we are finally able to be more accurate with our guilty and not guilty verdicts. But there was a time when that wasn't an option.
In 1985, a man name Anthony Ray Hinton was found guilty of two unsolved murders. For 30 years, Hinton spent day after day on death row, until 2015 when a group called the Equal Justice Initiative, led by attorney Bryan Stevenson, took on Hinton's case and got that verdict overturned.
Imagine spending 30 years thinking about ways to prove your innocence, exhausting all of your resources, just to be continuously told you were guilty of a horrific crimes you, in fact, did not commit.
Hinton was finally freed in 2015 and has since used his story as a way to educate people all over the world about the injustices of his case. In 2018, Hinton wrote, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
You can hear Hinton's story tonight as he speaks at the Sub Ballroom on campus. Tickets are free, doors open at 6pm, the event starts at 7pm, and there will be a book signing afterwards. Want to grab Hinton's best seller? Good news, there will be copies available at the bookstore for purchase.
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