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October 17, 2017

Marty Tankleff - Wrongly Convicted of Murder

He went to prison for 17 years for murdering his parents. The problem is, Marty Tankleff didn't do it. Exonerated for the horrendous crime, Tankleff now speaks about the legal system and his case. He came to St. Francis College on October 17, 2017 with his attorney Amy Marion (Partner at Barket & Marion) to talk about Being Wrongfully Convicted & Exonerated.

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Marty Tankleff was 17 years old when he was pressured into a false confession. He served 17 years before his conviction was vacated. Tankleff received a settlement from the state after he settled his wrongful conviction lawsuit; he recently graduated from law school and passed the bar exam; Marty now plans to help the wrongfully convicted.

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The lecture was organized by St. Francis College Professors Emily Horowitz and Athena Devlin as part of the Fall 2017 Senior Citizen Lecture Series: Perspectives on American Politics & Policies.