North Carolina DNA Exoneree Darryl Hunt will speak to students, faculty and staff today, Monday, November 9, 2009, at 5 p.m.
in the Student Lounge on the Delaware Campus.
Mr. Hunt will tell his personal story of nearly 20 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit and about his conviction in the 1984 brutal killing of a newspaper reporter in Winston-Salem. Mr. Hunt, who is African American, was convicted by an all-white jury despite a lack of any physical evidence linking him to the crime. DNA testing cleared Mr. Hunt in 1994, but he was not released for another 10 years. HBO Films later turned his story into The Trials of Darryl Hunt, an Emmy-nominated documentary. PLEASE JOIN US IN THE STUDENT LOUNGE AT 5 PM.