Executions in 2018: min. 690 plus 'thousands' in China

2014: Ray Krone in Germany

Before his exoneration in 2002, Ray Krone spent more than 10 years in Arizona prisons, including nearly three years on death row, for a murder he did not commit.

His world was turned upside down in 1991, when Kim Ancona was murdered in a Phoenix bar where Ray was an occasional customer, and he was arrested for the crime. The case against him was based largely on circumstantial evidence and the testimony of a supposedly "expert" witness, later discredited, who claimed bite marks found on the victim matched Ray’s teeth. He was sentenced to death in 1992.

But Ray refused to give up his fight for exoneration. In 2002, with the help of attorney Alan Simpson, he convinced an appeals court that DNA found at the murder scene indicated the guilt of another man, Kenneth Phillips. When prosecutors dropped the charges that April, Ray became the 100th person exonerated from death row in the United States since 1973.

Source: "Witness to Innocence"

The German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty invited Ray Krone to Germany to tell his story...

It started with an exhibition of the GCADP about the Death Penalty at the University in Leipzig:

December 10th, 2014: Leipzig

December 11th, 2014: Boarding School "Schloss Hansenberg" at Johannisberg (Rheingau)

December 12th, 2014 - morning: High-School "Gymnasium Taunusstein" at Taunusstein

December 12, 2014 - evening: Wiesbaden [no pictures]


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