SU speaker tells how he went from death row to freedom

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Posted: November 17, 2012

The Winchester Star

Kirk Bloodsworth describes how police entered his home when he was arrested, then charged with rape and murder in 1984. Bloodsworth was the first person on death row to be exonerated by DNA fingerprinting.
After a two-week trial in which five eyewitnesses testified that they saw Kirk Bloodsworth with the 9-year-old victim on the day she died, he was convicted of first-degree murder, sexual assault and rape, and sentenced to death. Here, Bloodsworth speaks at the Restorative Justice Symposium in the Ferrari Room of the Brandt Student Center at Shenandoah University. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Kirk Bloodsworth spent eight years, 10 months and 19 days behind bars in Maryland as an innocent man.

On Friday, he spoke to students at Shenandoah University about his experience as…

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