The Exonerated | NCSU Campus: Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre | Stage | Indy Week
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Delbert Tibbs was certain the jury would catch the discrepancies in the testimony. The eyewitness said the murderer was 5'6"; Tibbs stood 6'3". He had a light complexion; the murderer was described as dark. But an all-white Florida jury took less than two days to convict Tibbs of rape and murder in 1974, and he stayed on death row until the state Supreme Court overturned the conviction three years later. Since 1976, 1,461 people have been executed via the death penalty—and 153 have been exonerated. Do the math: for every ten people killed by capital punishment, one death row inmate has been found innocent and set free. Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's thought-provoking documentary play introduces us to six of the falsely accused in this student production at N.C. State. —Byron Woods

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