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Dr. Carole's Couch

Dr. Carole's Couch

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific

February 23rd 2016:Unmaking a Murderer

Before “Serial” and “Making a Murderer,” and before DNA evidence was a staple of trials on TV and in real life, an innocent man was sentenced to death. In 1985, Kirk Bloodsworth, a 23-year-old honorably discharged Marine was convicted of the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl based on the testimony of five so-called eyewitnesses. As the prison librarian, Kirk found a book about the first time DNA was used to solve homicides in England. After nine years in prison, and many twists and turns, including a judge fortuitously saving the victim’s underwear, Kirk became the first death row pris

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Kirk Bloodsworth was sentenced to die in a Maryland penitentiary for the brutal rape and murder of 9-year-old Dawn Hamilton. Despite an alibi, and no physical evidence linking him to the crime, he was convicted because of his slim resemblance to a composite drawing. After becoming the first death row inmate in America exonerated by DNA, Kirk has used his freedom to fight against wrongful convictions and the death penalty. In 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law the Kirk Noble Bloodsworth Post-Conviction DNA Testing Program, which provides grants to states to pay for inmate post-conviction DNA testing. Now he tells his story in the just-released documentary, "Bloodsworth: An Inn
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1047/dr-caroles-couch 28/11/2017 01:00 28/11/2017 02:00 Dr. Carole's Couch https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1047/dr-caroles-couch Before “Serial” and “Making a Murderer,” and before DNA evidence was a staple of trials on TV and in real life, an innocent man was sentenced to death. In 1985, Kirk Bloodsworth, a 23-year-old honorably discharged Marine was convicted of the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl based on the testimony of five so-called eyewitnesses. As the prison librarian, Kirk found a book about the first time DNA was used to solve homicides in England. After nine years in prison, and many twists and turns, including a judge fortuitously saving the victim’s underwear, Kirk became the first death row prisoner in America to be exonerated and freed because of DNA evidence. His story has just been released in a documentary entitled, "Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man." VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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