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Joe D’Ambrosio: Death Row Story

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
Taylor Little Theatre

Merchurst University is bringing Joe D'Ambrosio, who was convicted of murder and on death row for 21 years before being exonerated and released in 2012, and his advocate, Roman Catholic priest Father Neil Kookoothe, to campus to share D’Ambrosio’s story on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre. D’Ambrosio’s story was featured on CNN’s Death Row Stories. The Mercyhurst event is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department, Administration of Justice Graduate Program, Witness to Innocence and is being offered as part of this year’s university-wide Confronting Injustice academic theme.  Funded through an Academic Enrichment Grant, the program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Maria L. Garase, mgarase@mercyhurst.edu, 824-3675.