Innocence Project of Texas' Innocence Clinic at TAMU Hosts Event
Texas A&M University School of Law's Innocence Clinic by Innocence Project of Texas welcomes Amanda Knox and Anna Vasquez Tuesday, October 8 at 12 noon. Both Knox and Vasquez were wrongfully convicted and exonerated after serving time behind bars and would like to share their stories with students, faculty, staff and community guests.
Knox was tried and convicted for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. In 2011, Knox was acquitted and set free, but in 2013 that decision was overturned by the Italian courts. Finally, in 2015, the Supreme Court of Italy overturned the conviction.
Vasquez served nearly 13 years for a crime she did not commit and never occurred. She and her three friends spent 22 years fighting for their innocence are known as the San Antonio Four. As the director of outreach and education for the Innocence Project of Texas, Vasquez is dedicated to sharing her experience in the hopes of "improving the justice system and preventing similar occurrences.
Texas A&M School of Law students, in collaboration with The Innocence Project of Texas, can earn course credit by investigating the cases of defendants who claim actual innocence, even after all appeals have failed. The Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX) is an organization dedicated to the mission of securing the release of people who are wrongly convicted in the state of Texas and educating the public about the causes and effects of wrongful convictions.
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