The Fortune Society’s founder David Rothenberg sits down for a discussion with Carolyn Warmus, who was convicted in the famous “Fatal Attraction Murder” case in 1992, for which she has maintained her innocence. Carolyn, the Deskovic Foundation for Justice, and her team of lawyers are now hoping that the Westchester DA will permit her to go back to court to prove her innocence using DNA testing recently approved but unavailable at the time. David will ask her about new evidence and go over some of the questionable aspects of her trials, including the media environment, back in the early 1990s.
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Carolyn Warmus is a former Westchester school teacher convicted of murder in 1992. After serving 26 years in prison, she was paroled two years ago. The Westchester DA has recently approved the use of DNA evidence in re-examining her case.
David Rothenberg is a producer, director, author, activist, and the founder of The Fortune Society. He was inspired to start Fortune after producing a play called Fortune and Men’s Eyes which revealed the horrors of life in prison. Over the past 50 Years, Fortune has become one of the nation’s leading reentry service organizations, serving nearly 7,000 individuals annually, with a wide range of holistic services to meet their needs. It has secured a position as a leading advocate in the fight for criminal justice reform and alternatives to incarceration. David has hosted a weekly radio program on WBAI for nearly 50 years. His autobiography is titled Fortune In my Eyes.
Presider: Barbara Carlsen
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