Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Unintended Consequences

A Wrongly Convicted Man
A Murder Victim’s Sister
Their Painful Experience with the Death Penalty

"The story of Greg Wilhoit's astounding journey to Death Row and his release from it is far better than fiction. It is unbelievable, infuriating, depressing, but
also inspirational."
--John Grisham

Greg Wilhoit, one of the key characters in John Grisham's New York Times Bestselling non-fiction book The Innocent Man, was convicted for a murder he did not commit and was sentenced to death. His painful experience which included befriending another wrongfully convicted man Ron Williamson, on Death Row, resulted in his desire to alert the rest of us about the dangers of the death penalty.

Marie Verzulli is the sister of Catherine Marsh, who was murdered by a Serial Killer. Marie seeks to strengthen, support, and empower family members of murder victims by sharing her personal story and illustrate that family members of murder victims do not all support the death penalty and that the long legal process surrounding the death penalty can be damaging.

Sunday, March 25th 2pm

School of Criminal Justice
SUNY Albany
Milne Hall
Room 200
135 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203

All are welcome, parking is free!