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PI’s Declassified!

PI’s Declassified!

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December 11th 2014:The Gift of Exoneration: Susan Mellen

Two months ago, October 10, 2014, Susan Mellen walked out of a Torrance, California courtroom after serving 17 years in prison for a murder she did not commit. Susan was convicted of the 1998 brutal murder of her former boyfriend based on the words of a woman who had a reputation for dishonesty. Enter Attorney Deirdre O’Connor, founder of Innocence Matters, who found substantial evidence to discredit the witness and locate one of the three original suspects who then confessed and exonerated Susan. Tune in to hear Susan and Deirdre tell the story of Susan’s amazing exoneration.

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Susan Mellen

In 1997, Susan Mellen, a mother of three, was falsely accused of committing the gruesome murder of Rick Daly. At the time, Susan was living with her boyfriend, Tom, and her two youngest children, Jessica (9) and Donnie (7). She was a gentle and doting mother, but succumbed the use of methamphetamine when she was in her early 30's. Susan dated Rick Daly briefly but the relationship ended when Rick went to jail. Susan met and she and her children moved in with Tom. Rick was released from jail. About the time Rick was released, Susan and Tom were in the midst of moving to Gardena, California. Several miles away, three Lawndale gang members savagely attacked and murdered Rick Daly. Neverthe
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Deirdre O'Connor

Deirdre is Innocence Matters Founder and is the current Executive Director, a position she has held since 2010. Deirdre earned her J.D. degree from Northeastern University. After a highly successful career devoted to indigent criminal defendants at the Public Defender Office in Los Angeles, she served as the Clinic Director for the Indigent Criminal Defense Clinic at Emory Law School. In 2007, Deirdre learned of the Troy Davis case and, after a careful review of the entire trial record and new evidence, she became convinced of Troy's innocence. On September 21, 2011, Georgia executed Troy Davis despite compelling evidence of innocence. Deirdre's exposure to Troy's case prompted her to c
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