Wrongly Convicted: Alan Crotzer and The Innocence Project
Date: April 16, 2009 Location: Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center
Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center
Alan Crotzer was sentenced in 1981 to 130 years imprisonment after his conviction for sexual battery, kidnapping, and robbery. In 2006, Mr. Crotzer was freed from prison after post-conviction DNA testing proved his innocence. He had spent nearly 25 years in Florida prisons - more than half his life.
Mr. Crotzer will speak about his conviction, his fight to prove his innocence, and his life after exoneration. He will be joined by David Menschel, the lead attorney on Mr. Crotzer’s case and legal director of the Florida Innocence Project, who will discuss the exoneration process, the use of DNA testing, and the systemic defects that lead to wrongful convictions.