Death row survivor speaks about being innocent on death row

Ron Keine was convicted of murder, kidnapping, sodomy and rape, but was later found innocent | March 15, 2007

A man wrongly convicted of several crimes and sentenced to death in New Mexico is speaking out about being innocent on death row on Sunday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium.

Ron Keine, along with three other men, was convicted of murder, kidnapping, sodomy and rape, and was sentenced to death. A subsequent investigation by the Detroit News uncovered lies by the prosecution’s star witness, perjured identification given under police pressure and the use of poorly administered lie detector tests.

A state district judge dismissed the original indictments and the men were released after the murder weapon was traced to a drifter from South Carolina who admitted to the killing.

This event is sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, XU Students For Life, and the Department of Criminal Justice and Student Association. For further information, contact Julie at Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center at 513 579-8547.