Innocence and Death Row: The Crimes of Bartow
This is a past event.
Friday, February 18 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
FIU Law, Large Courtroom - RDB 1000 11200 Southwest 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
A global discussion on the injustices in the criminal justice system, with a focus on Florida's Prosecution of Nelson Serrano.
About this event
The Balanced Justice Project at FIU College of Law welcomes you to:
"Innocence and Death Row: The Crimes of Bartow"
A global discussion on the injustices of the criminal justice system with a focus on the story of Nelson Serrano who:
- Is an Ecuadorian national kidnapped in his home city of Quito and illegally deported to Florida (as per Inter-American Court decision);
- Served 15 years on death row despite assurances from the US to Ecuador that he would not face the death penalty;
- Has an alibi
- Is excluded by DNA evidence;
- Supported by contrary eye witness testimony;
- Had a trial that relied upon flawed forensic evidence;
- Discovered evidence that had been suppressed;
- Faces a resentencing trial;
- Is not alone.
Join us for a discussion with Nelson's son and legal team, Ecuador, several former exonerees, investigative journalists and the author of "Los Crimenes de Bartow."
*Refreshments provided from 4.30pm