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MHU Hosts Death Penalty Series

Death Penalty Panel Discussion

On March 5, 2015, the MHU political science program hosted a panel discussion on the death penalty and its use in North Carolina. It was the third in a series of events examining the topic.

Panel participants included: Darryl Hunt (third from right) who was exonerated after 20 years on death row for a crime he did not commit; Tarrah Callah (second from right), director of North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (NCADP); and Mark Rabil (far right), the attorney who represented Darryl Hunt. Rabil also is director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic and Associate Professor of Law at Wake Forest University. Also pictured are (from left): MHU students Jeff Chappell and Alton Brown, MHU Political Science professor Heather Hawn, and MHU student Arsidez Leon.

Earlier events included a showing of "The Trials of Darryl Hunt," a documentary featuring the story of Darryl Hunt's wrongful conviction and a student debate on the topic of the death penalty.