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Innocence Project 2017 TCS Marathon

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THE STORY:

More than two years after his convictions were first vacated by a North Carolina court, our client Darryl Howard was finally exonerated in September 2016. Mr. Howard always maintained that he did not commit the 1991 double-murder and arson, and no physical evidence connected him to the crime. He was convicted based on inconsistent and contradictory witness testimony. His case includes numerous indications of prosecutorial misconduct beginning at the original trial prosecuted by former Durham district attorney Mike Nifong, who was later disbarred for misconduct in the 2006 case against members of the Duke University lacrosse team.

DNA and other evidence proving Mr. Howard’s innocence led the court to throw out his convictions in 2014, but he remained in prison for two more years while the district attorney’s office appealed the decision. The IP presented evidence excluding Mr. Howard and linking two other people to the crime scene. The court again vacated the convictions and ordered him released after more than 24 years in prison. Two days later, the district attorney’s office dismissed all charges. Mr. Howard was reunited with his wife Nannie, who supported him through his 24 years in prison. They are pictured here on the day he was exonorated.

$36,982

MONEY RAISED
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    $500

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  • Jeff Friedman

    $100

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    $50

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    $10

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    $250

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    $50

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    $25

  • Zach Small

    $100

  • JAMaROO Kids

    $100

  • Cory (self)

    $250

  • Jen Fazi

    $50

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    $100

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  • Uncle Gordie & Aunt Debbis

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  • Barbara Small

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  • Anonymous

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  • Joyce Perry

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  • Drew Rundus

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  • Drew Rundus

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  • Drew Rundus

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  • Zach Small

     

  • Steve & Linda

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  • Anonymous

     

  • $2,295

  • Victoria Short

    $3,475

  • Anonymous

    $1,780

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106% Raised of$35,000 Goal

The Team: $36,982 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Josh Rovenger

Amount Raised

$4,118

 

118% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Zach S

Amount Raised

$3,854

 

110% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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cory gaines

Amount Raised

$3,760

 

107% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Jennie Ives

Amount Raised

$3,585

 

102% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Elizabeth Manning

Amount Raised

$3,555

 

102% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Drew Rundus

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Victoria Buchbinder

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelsey Henderson

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,780

2 years ago

Victoria Short

Victoria Short

DONATION: $3,475

2 years ago

DONATION: $2,295

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Steve & Linda

Steve & Linda

DONATION: $100

Congratulations! Amazing! 2 years ago

Zach Small

Zach Small

Great meeting you Drew and congrats on finishing! Hope to see you at Thursday's event if you can make it. All the best. -Zach 2 years ago

Drew Rundus

Drew Rundus

DONATION: $10

Congrats! Nice to meet you and support the Innocence Project together! 2 years ago

Drew Rundus

Drew Rundus

DONATION: $10

Congrats! Nice to meet you and support the Innocence Project together! 2 years ago

Drew Rundus

Drew Rundus

DONATION: $10

Congrats! Nice to meet you and support the Innocence Project together! 2 years ago

Drew Rundus

Drew Rundus

DONATION: $10

Congrats! It was nice to meet you and support the Innocence Project together! 2 years ago