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BENEFITING: Innocence Project

EVENT: 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

EVENT DATE: Mar 19, 2017

THE STORY:

Anthony Wright was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of an elderly woman in Philadelphia and spent 25 years in prison before a jury found him not guilty at a retrial this August. In 2014, DNA testing proved his innocence and identified the perpetrator, and his convictions were vacated. 

However prosecutors made the extraordinary choice to retry Anthony for a crime that DNA evidence proved he did not commit, and he remained in prison two more years awaiting his second trial. It took the jury less than an hour to return its verdict of not guilty.   

At the time of his arrest, police claimed that Anthony voluntarily gave a full and complete signed confession. Anthony, who was just 20 years old, has always maintained his innocence and testified that he only signed the alleged confession, which the police wrote, after the interrogating detectives physically threatened him. The police also said they recovered bloody clothes worn by the perpetrator from Anthony’s home. DNA testing proved the clothing actually belonged to the victim.   

The Innocence Project fought for years to get DNA testing of the crime scene evidence despite objections by the district attorney’s office, taking the case all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court before testing was granted.   

On Aug. 23, 2016, Anthony walked out of prison surrounded by his family, including his son and granddaughter. He is the 344th DNA exoneree in the United States.   Photo Credit: Kevin Monko   

$18,076

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121% Raised of$15,000 Goal

The Team: $18,076 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Eric Cassidy

Amount Raised

$6,085

 

406% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Heather McCarthy

Amount Raised

$1,550

 

103% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Melissa Heuer

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$1,545

 

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Melissa Sopher

Amount Raised

$1,500

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Anna Gandy

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Samantha Kleinberg

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

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evan lipton

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Elizabeth johannesen

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

John Bowman

John Bowman

2 years ago

Yuliya Marcer

Yuliya Marcer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,500

2 years ago

John Mielitz

John Mielitz

DONATION: $50

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Benjamin Garry

Benjamin Garry

DONATION: $50

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Sara Richey

Sara Richey

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jake Bunch

Jake Bunch

2 years ago

Julie Norton

Julie Norton

2 years ago

Paige Bickley Navarro

Paige Bickley Navarro

DONATION: $100

Way to go for a great cause! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago