Canisius College welcomes Anthony Ray Hinton to campus on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Anthony Ray Hinton is a survivor of Alabama’s death row and a New York Times best-selling author. The event, sponsored by the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership, is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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Hinton’s story is a decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom. In 1985, he was convicted of the unsolved murders of two fast-food restaurant managers based on the testimony of ballistics experts for the state who claimed that the crime bullets came from a dusty revolver found in his mother’s closet. Without the benefit of a competent expert to challenge the state’s theory (Hinton’s lawyer hired a ballistics expert who was blind in one eye), an all-white jury convicted him and he was sentenced to death.
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Submitted by: College Communications