Former Death Row Inmate to Speak, 8:00pm Tuesday
submitted by angel02 on Sunday, September 5 2004 at 3:09 AM
What: Exonerated From Death Row - Alan Gell Tells His Story
When: 8:00pm Tuesday September 7th, 2004
Where: Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Who: Alan Gell, a man who spent almost 5 years on death row and was exonerated this year.
After spending almost five years on death row in North Carolina, Mr. Gell was released in February after a judge allowed the defense lawyer to present new evidence that was barred from the previous trial. Ever since his release Alan has been touring North Carolina and speaking about his experiences on death row thus contributing to the ever growing Moratorium movement in North Carolina. The movement began quite a long time ago but has never been as strong as it is today. In a historic victory Alan Gell and Darryl Hunt were both acquitted within two weeks of each other. On the same day as Mr. Hunts acquittal the NC Supreme Court overturned two death sentences and ordered new trials.
This event is being sponsored by the UAB and the ACLU at NCSU. See the ACLU at NCSU webpage for directions and more info.
posted by mdbncsu on Sunday, September 5 2004 at 3:10 AM