Thursday, 17 January 2008

Campbell Law Innocence Project to Host Exonerated Dwayne Dail and Attorney Chris Mumma


WHO: Dwayne Dail served 18 years in prison for the 1987 rape of a 12-year-old girl in Goldsboro until DNA testing revealed his innocence. He was exonerated and released from prison on Aug. 28, 2007, making him the 207th person freed nationwide by DNA testing.

Chris Mumma, executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, was Dail’s attorney. She has also served as the executive director of the North Carolina Chief Justice’s Criminal Justice Study Commission and currently serves on the boards of UNC Law School and Durham Academy, among others. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Mumma is the recent recipient of the News & Observer’s 2007 Tar Heel of the Year award.

WHAT: Campbell Law Innocence Project will host both Dail and Mumma to speak about their experiences regarding this case.

WHEN: Monday, January 21, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Reception to follow (interviews available)

WHERE: Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Campbell University
113 Main Street
Room 220
Buies Creek, NC 27506

About Campbell Law Innocence Project (CLIP)
The Campbell Law Innocence Project was formed in September 2007. Affiliated with the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, CLIP student members partner with the Center to review, investigate and make recommendations on real criminal cases. Membership is open to all second- and third- year students of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

Media Contact:
Lauren Childs

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