Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dennis Fritz

Dennis Fritz, a high school science teacher and track coach, was convicted and given a life sentence for the murder of Debra Sue Carter. Several appeals of his conviction were denied, and Fritz contacted The Innocence Project.  After serving 11 years in prison for first-degree murder, he was exonerated, his conviction overturned and he was released.

Fritz, and another wrongly-convicted man, were subjects of the best-selling, non-fiction book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham.  Dennis Fritz has published his own account of the tragedy, Journey Toward Justice, where he writes of profound emotional harm.

Please also visit Midwest Innocence Project for useful information.

Photograph copyright 2013 Larry F. Levenson. All rights reserved.

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