Exonerated man speaking at Northern Ky. University

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 5:06 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 5:06 AM

 HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) -- A man released from Illinois death row due to a wrongful conviction in the 1986 deaths of a newlywed couple is speaking this month at Northern Kentucky University.
 
Randy Steidl (STY'-del) is speaking at an event sponsored by the Northern Kentucky University Chase American Constitution Society, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky and the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
 
Steidl spent 17 years in prison, including 12 on death row before he was released in 2004. A judge released another defendant in the case in 2008.
 

The free event will be at noon EST Nov. 27 in Room 302 of the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union. For more information, contact Kate Miller at (502) 648-7262 or kate(at)aclu-ky.org.

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