March 1st, 2013
Exoneree Fernando Bermudez will be speaking at Princeton University on Wednesday, March 6 at 4:30. Fernando was exonerated in 2009 after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Despite the lack of any physical evidence tying him to the scene of the crime, Fernando was convicted based on eyewitness identification and sentenced to 23 years-life. After five of the original eyewitnesses recanted their statements, a judge vacated the conviction on grounds of actual innocence. Fernando now lives in Connecticut with his family and speaks regularly about his experiences.
Read a 2007 NYT in-depth investigation of the case here.