Curtis McCarty: Death Row Exoneree Shares his experience at Donnelly College
Donnelly College and the Archdiocese of Kansas hosts a talk and discussion with Curtis McCarty who will share his experience as an Oklahoma Death Row Exoneree on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00pm. This talk will take place at the Donnelly College Community Event Center, 608 N 18th St, KCK 66102 (parking in main campus lot).
Sentenced to death in Oklahoma for a crime he did not commit, Curtis McCarty spent over 21 years in prison – including 19 years on death row – before being exonerated in 2007. His wrongful conviction was the result of prosecutorial and forensic misconduct. Despite evidence of this misconduct, McCarty was re-convicted twice and re-sentenced to death 3 times. It took over 16 years for McCarty to secure proper DNA testing, and another 3 years to win a new trial with this evidence.
Since being exonerated, Curtis McCarty has been advocating for repeal of the death penalty all over the world. He knows first-hand the flaws in our death penalty system, and the very real possibility of a state making the biggest mistake of all: executing an innocent person.
If you have any questions please contact:
Bill Scholl – Office for Social Justice
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Hope to see you there!