Stephen Barnes was convicted of murdering a local girl in 1989. He spent 19 years in State Prison, all the while stating his innocence. The “Innocence Project” took on his case and after several years Barnes was exonerated of the murder based on forensic evidence. The “Barnes Case” made national headlines when he was finally released from prison.
Mr. Barnes will discuss his experience of being investigated, convicted, sent to state prison and subsequently exonerated by DNA forensics. He will also discuss the impact on his family.
All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this event. Contact Ray Philo at (315) 223-2483 for additional information.