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William Michael Dillon 

When: Thu., Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m. 2011
Price: Free

On August 17, 1981, William Michael Dillon was somewhere in Florida. And he was not beating a man to death in the woods off Canova Beach. That revelation may not mean much to readers, but for Dillon, who spent 27 years behind bars for the crime, it's huge. At the time of the case, a collusion of coerced testimony, forensics input later deemed "unvalidated" and flawed investigative practices put Dillon in prison, for first-degree murder. Dillon waged a long battle to prove his innocence, aided by a few good lawyers and access to crucial DNA evidence, which eventually exonerated him. These days, Dillon uses his music to tell the story, singing songs he began writing on the inside. This night, he'll release his first full-length album of tunes, Black Robes and Lawyers, sure to testify to the loss, pain and perseverance of a man falsely accused. Visit InnocenceProject.org to learn more about Dillon's case. —Ashley Melzer

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