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10 Years on Death Row in Arizona, Completely Innocent.

04 November 2016 Published in Past Events

Ray Krone, an honorably discharged veteran and former postal service employee, spent ten years on Death Row for a crime he didn't commit. Screen Shot 2016 11 04 at 2.35.16 PM

Eventually, DNA evidence proved that Ray Krone was innocent, and he was released from the Arizona prison where he spent a decade waiting to be executed by the government. But Ray's story, from the initial charge to the eventual exoneration, is also the story of the irredeemable brokenness of the death penalty process.

Now, Ray is committed to ending the use of the death penalty in the United States, and he will be in Utah this month to share his story. Ray knows from personal experience that the risk of killing an innocent person is simply not worth the great expense, endless appeals and application bias inherent in this unconstitutional practice.

During the 2016 Legislative Session, Utah legislators came within one vote of passing legislation that would end future use of the death penalty in our state. The ACLU of Utah, the Utah Justice Coalition, Utahns For Alternatives to the Death Penalty and others are committed to trying again in 2017! We encourage you to join us at one of the following events, to hear Ray's story in his own words, and to give yourself one more reason to oppose the death penalty.

"RAY KRONE EVENT" in SALT LAKE COUNTY: Thursday, Nov. 17, 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM at University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law , in Room 3603, in Salt Lake City (383 S. University St., 84112). RSVPs for this event are appreciated and encouraged! Further details can be found, and RSVPs made, at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTi94H2PVfj3DccSgz_Ax94aIN-Oxsi0gnRFL9ZKtB_UxMEg/viewform.

"From Air Force to Death Row: How A Miscarriage of Justice Nearly Executed An Innocent Man" in UTAH COUNTY: Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Eleve Event Center in Pleasant Grove (439 S Pleasant Grove Blvd, 84062)