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One Maryland/One Book - Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA by Tim Junkin

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Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing.

After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment.

The documentary, Bloodsworth:  An Innocent Man will follow at 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 13 at 11:00am

Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room
5108 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Event Type

One Maryland One Book, Films

Age Group

Teens, Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Other

Event Publisher

Judy Cooper

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