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Exoneration: Raymond Towler’s Second Chance at Life

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Exoneration: Raymond Towler’s Second Chance at Life When Raymond Towler was sentenced 29 years ago, a prosecutor on his case said of him "This man, an animal, got what he deserved--life!" After being exonerated three weeks ago based on DNA evidence, Towler is now free and is amazingly positive about his journey. DNA testing has identified perpetrators, elimated suspects and in a few hundred capital cases exonerated the innocent. Wednesday morning at 9, Raymond Towler and representatives of the Ohio Innocence Project join host Dan Moulthrop to discuss second chances and the limitations of our legal system. *photo courtesy The Columbus Dispatch


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Raymond Towler exoneree (2010)
Robert McClendon exoneree (2008)
Mark Godsey Executive Director, Ohio Innocence Project

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Raymond Towler freed after 29 years in prison for rape he did not commit

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Greg 8:41 AM 5/26/10


Your experience is an inspiration to everyone to question what truth and justice really is.  I commend you for remaining stalwart in the face of everything that you have dealt with over the past 29 years.  I humbly ask for you to tell your story to as many people as you can so that they too can understand.  I strongly believe that this is the purpose of your experience.

Dr. Ormond Brathwaite 1:54 PM 5/27/10

For the past four years, during the month of February and specifically for Black History month, each year I have given a presentation to inmates at Lake Erie Correction Institution in Conneaut OH.  If I am invited again in February 2011, would Raymond consider joining me?  Raymond may contact me at my Tri-C email address:
Ormond Brathwaite, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Cuyahoga Community College.


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