Diversity Forum: Witness to Innocence Speaker Ray Krone

February 21, 2008, 10:00am – 10:30am
Cox Lounge, Brandeis School of Law
Sponsored by: Diversity Committee and the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cox Lounge, the Diversity Committee and the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will present Ray Krone, from the group Witness to Innocence, an organization of exonerated former death row prisoners and their family members. Krone spent ten years in Arizona prisons, three of those on death row, and was exonerated by DNA evidence. He will speak for thirty minutes about his experiences with the justice system.

For more information, contact Robin Harris by email or call 852-6083.

Speaker Bios

In 1991, Ray Krone was sentenced to death for the murder of Kim Acona. Knowing he was innocent, Krone refused to believe that the legal system would convict him. When faced with the choice of selling his house to pay for a lawyer, he opted to be represented by a public defender instead. "I was thinking, ‘Why should I sell my house when they're going to know it's not me as soon as they investigate?' "