Curtis McCarty spent the better part of 20 years of his life thinking he would be executed for a murder he didn’t commit.
Exonerated after it was shown a forensic chemist falsified evidence, McCarty now speaks out against the death penalty across the U.S. He will be speaking about his experiences in “Innocent and on Death Row: A Talk by Death Row Exoneree Curtis McCarty” from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Mingenback Theatre on the campus of McPherson College.
McCarty is one of 155 individuals who have been sentenced to death and later exonerated of the crime since 1973. McCarty was wrongfully convicted in the murder of 18-year-old Pamela Willis and was imprisoned in Oklahoma after being sentenced to death.
The talk will be followed by an opportunity for questions.
McPherson College is hosting the event, which is sponsored by the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free event.