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DPUMC Speaker Series - Death Row Exonoree Randal Padgett


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Presented by the Deer Park UMC Community Outreach Committee - We're thrilled we've been able to reschedule this event that was cancelled in March due to the weather!

Randal Padgett spent five years on Alabama’s death row for a crime he did not commit, before his exoneration in 1997. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1992 for the rape and murder of his estranged wife, spending three years on death row and another two awaiting a second trial. The case against Randal was based almost completely on tainted DNA evidence. In 1995, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the conviction, as the state failed to reveal discrepancies in the blood tests that would have aided in Randal’s defense.

Randal lives in Alabama with his wife Brenda, whom he met during his fight for freedom. He credits his strong religious faith in sustaining him through his ordeal, and loves speaking to college students and communities of faith. He is driven by quiet dignity, yet determined passion, to see the death penalty abolished in the country he loves.

His story is included in two books: Execution’s Doorstep: True Stories of the Innocent and Near Damned by Leslie Lytle and Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned by Richard S. Jaffe." - witnesstoinnocence.org

Registration is requested for this event. To register, please visit www.dpumc.net