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Exonerated Former Death Row Inmate is Living Proof of Wrongful Execution Risk

Ray Krone was a former supporter of the death penalty in the U.S. when he believed that it was fair punishment for the worst-of-the-worst monsters in our society. That was before he was wrongfully portrayed by police and prosecutors as one of those monsters.

A seven-year postal worker, who had served in the military and had no criminal record, Krone was wrongfully convicted on dubious bite mark evidence of the murder of a 36-year-old Phoenix woman in a bar where she worked.  He was sentenced to death and spent more than ten years in prison before crime scene DNA proved his innocence and linked to Kenneth Phillips, an incarcerated felon who had lived near the victim.

Ray Krone, the 100th death row inmate freed due to innocence since reestablishment of the death penalty in the U.S. in 1976, now works for Continue reading