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Lawyer, exonoree to speak at law school

April 21, 2010

An attorney and the wrongly accused man he helped to free from prison will speak at Notre Dame Law School Thursday.

Notre Dame Law School alumnus Charles Weiss took Joshua Kezer's case pro bono in September 2006 after all of Kezer's other post-conviction remedies had been exhausted. Kezer was 17 years old when he was accused of second-degree murder of a woman in Missouri. Kezer was convicted of the murder and armed criminal action.  

A Missouri Circuit Court judge, noting the weak evidence against Kezer at his trial, ordered him released from prison in February 2009 after serving 16 years of his 60-year sentence.

The two will speak at 12:30 p.m. in 1140 Eck Hall of Law. The event is free and open to the public. More information about Kezer's case can be found on the law school's Web site.

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