Former Death Row Prisoner to Speak on Death Penalty at Marquette
Released: Sept. 28, 2006
Date: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Room 111, Emory Clark Hall
530 N. 16th St.
Juan Melendez, a former death row inmate imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, will discuss the death penalty at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in room 111 of Emory Clark Hall, located at 530 N. 16th St. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Melendez languished on Florida's death row for almost 18 years until his exoneration and release on Jan. 3, 2002. The discovery of a taped confession of the real killer 16 years after Melendez had been sentenced to death prevented his execution.
Residents of Wisconsin will vote in a non-binding referendum on the re-instatement of the death penalty this November.
Melendez is available for interviews. Interested media should contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.
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