Please join us on Wrongful Conviction Day - Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-8:00p.m. The evening will include: a case overview by Mark Saxenmeyer, a seminar on How criminal law is affected by changes in science by Julie Jonas, followed by the experience of being falsely imprisoned by Audrey Edmunds. 1.5 hours of CLE credit is available.
Audrey Edmunds was convicted in 1996 of murdering a seven-month-old child. She was convicted almost entirely by medical evidence indicating the child's brain injuries could only have been caused by shaken baby syndrome and that it had to have occurred while the child was in Ms. Edmunds's care. In January 2008, Ms. Edmunds was granted a new trial after the 4th District Court of Appeals agreed that new medical research had emerged in the decade since her trial had challenged the state's original evidence. On July 11, 2008, Ms. Edmunds's exoneration became complete when the state dismissed all charges. Ms. Edmunds had served 11 years in prison before her conviction was vacated and she was released.
Audrey’s case is being featured in a new documentary series produced by The Reporters Inc., a 501(c)(3) journalistic production house based in Minneapolis. The project focuses on wrongful conviction cases in seven states and aims to inform viewers about the failures of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in each case. The director of the project, Mark Saxenmeyer, will be premiering the rough cut of Audrey’s episode at our event.
6:30: Case overview by Mark Saxenmeyer
7:00: How criminal law is affected by changes in science by Julie Jonas
7:30: The experience of being falsely imprisoned by Audrey Edmunds
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