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“I Was Certain, But I Was Wrong.” Speakers to Address Eyewitness Testimony and Wrongful Conviction
Story Abstract:In July 1984, police investigated two rapes in the Burlington, NC area. After one of the victims identified him, both by photo and in a lineup, Ronald Cotton was prosecuted and convicted of one of the rapes in 1985. On retrial two years later, a jury convicted him of both rapes. He was innocent of both crimes.