2010 Death Penalty Seminar

Posted: Tue, 01/26/2010 - 15:41

Rev. Billy Moore, death row exoneree from Rome, Georgia, will discuss capital punishment in the Moot Court Room at Cumberland School of Law on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 3:30 PM.  The students, faculty and staff of Cumberland School of Law are invited to hear Moore’s unbelievable story and share in a discussion regarding capital punishment in America.

Moore spent almost 17 years on Georgia’s death row for a murder that he admits committing. He had his sentence commuted to life in 1991, after the victim’s family spoke out against his execution. He was paroled a year later, making him the only death row prisoner who admitted his guilt to have been freed. He has spent the last 12 years determined to show that the death penalty is no solution to crime. The Georgia parole board, which can commute death sentences, did so for Moore at the urging of his victim’s family and a number of other advocates, including Mother Teresa. Today, at age 57, he is a minister who lives in Rome, Georgia, and he travels the country to share his story.

Rev. Moore will be a keynote speaker at the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers annual death penalty seminar to be held in Birmingham on January 29 and 30. Cumberland School of Law is a co-sponsor of this annual event where capital case defenders from around the Southeast will gather to learn the latest courtroom strategies for the defense.