(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
Ray Krone was unjustly accused of murdering a woman, sent to Death Row,
and then released from prison when DNA evidence proved another man was
her killer. Krone told his story of frustration with the criminal justice system
to a forensics science class at Vocational Education taught by Paula Bearden.
|Published: 9:35 PM, 10/18/2013
||Last updated: 9:35 PM, 10/18/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Krone was 35 years old when he was arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. He
served 10 years and three months on death row.
evidence and an investigative reporter uncovered the truth, and he was freed.
a forensics science class in the vocational school in Newport the judicial
mazes he went through before a DNA test showed he was innocent of the murder of
Kim Ancona, a night manager at the CBS Lounge in Phoenix, Ariz., on Dec. 29,
he knew Ancona, but was not and had never been, in a relationship with her.
he stopped by the bar in the afternoon of Dec. 28, around 3 p.m., for some beer
while he waited for a pizza he ordered be made in a nearby restaurant.
believed murdered early the next morning, after the bar closed at 1 a.m.,
perhaps between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. He says he was not in the bar at that
time, but admitted being there the afternoon before, on Dec. 28.
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