Freed after 30 years in prison for a crime I didn't commit, I am running to help free others!
I am excited and proud to be running the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon with the Innocence Project as a former client. I was just 17 years old when I was wrongfully convicted and when I walked out of court a free man (pictured here on the day I was released), I was 46 years old. I served almost 30 years in prison for crimes I did not commit after I was wrongly identified in a flawed police lineup procedure. I was exonerated and freed in 2017 after the Kings County (Brooklyn) D.A.’s office reinvestigated my case at the request of the Innocence Project and agreed that I was innocent of all charges.
You can read more about my exoneration and case here:
I know I’m not the only wrongfully incarcerated person who needs help and know that more innocent people like me will be exonerated. Therefore, I ask you to help me raise $1,500 to support the IP’s mission of freeing the wrongfully convicted.
Since 1989, over 360 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 38 who pleaded guilty to crimes they did not commit and 21 who served time on death row. The Innocence Project provided direct representation or critical assistance in 180 of these cases.
Thank you for supporting Team Innocence Project for the 2019 NYC Half Marathon.
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Photo by: Sameer Abdel-Khalek