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Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong

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October 2, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 180
Come hear author Raymond Bonner talk about his book that helped free an innocent man after twenty-seven years on death row, and thirty years in prison. Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man, had been on death row for eleven years when a young attorney named Diana Holt first learned of his case. It was a textbook example of what can go wrong in the American justice system: incompetent court-appointed defense attorneys, a virulent prosecution, and both misplaced and contaminated evidence. The case was the cause of a lifetime for the spirited, hardworking lawyer, who began a long campaign to prove Elmoreā€™s innocence. Larry Marshall, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and David & Stephanie Mills Director of the Mills Legal Clinic, will provide an introduction.