Speakers Bureau

Eugene Gilyard

In 1998, Eugene Gilyard was wrongfully convicted of second-degree murder during the commission of a robbery and sentenced to life in prison. In 2010, Eugene’s family received a letter from another inmate who claimed that he had heard another person confess to the crime. After a lengthy investigation and court battle, Eugene was finally released in 2013.

He has spoken about his path to exoneration and about faulty eyewitness identification which contributed to his wrongful conviction.

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