Death row exoneree Curtis McCarty will speak in seven Nebraska communities during November, recounting his two decades on Oklahoma’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit.
Curtis was convicted twice and sentenced to death three times based on prosecutorial misconduct and bad forensics. Narrowly escaping an execution, it was only a lucky break that allowed Curtis to prove his actual innocence.
Since his exoneration in 2007, Curtis has become an internationally-recognized speaker, describing his troubled youth, the way police targeted him for a murder after they’d run into a year of dead ends, and how DNA eventually proved his innocence. Along the way, Curtis brings the listener into the violence and desperation of life on death row.
You can hear from Curtis at any of these locations this November:
November 5: Hastings – Grace United Methodist Church 7:00 pm – poster November 7: York – First United Methodist Church 7:00 pm – poster November 12: Holdrege – First United Methodist Church 7:00 pm – poster November 14: Schuyler – St. Augustine Catholic Church 7:00 pm – poster November 18: Alliance – Alliance Public Library 12:00 pm – poster November 18: Chadron – Chadron State College, Student Center 7:00 pm – poster November 19: Valentine – Cedar Canyon Steak House 6:30 pm – poster
Do you live near one of these communities? If so, please download a poster for an event near you to hang up in your local coffee shop, library, community center, or church.
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