Wednesday, July 9, 2008
CORK GIRL SECURES FREEDOM FOR INNOCENT MAN AFTER 26 YEARS IN PRISON
Hear how a Wrongly jailed American man spent 26 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Walter Swift will tell his story this Friday night at the Imperial Hotel this Friday at 7.30pm
Speakers including Mr.James MacGuill, President of the Law Society, Walter Swift, exoneree and Niamh Gunn, Cork solicitor.
Walter Swift will share his experience of being wrongfully convicted at a fund-raiser in the Imperial Hotel this Friday. He was helped with the help of a Rochestown solicitor Niamh Gunn who worked on his case in America. She first encountered the case five years ago as a visiting Intern to New York where she worked with Barry Scheck, founder of the Innocence Project. The Innocence Project team convinced prosecutors in Detroit, to dismiss the rape charges based on a faulty identification by the victim and biological tests that showed Swift was not the attacker. Swift was released last month after spending 26 years in prison for a crime that he did not commit. The fundraiser has been organised by Gunn as the State of Michigan does not have any compensation in place for wrongful incarcerations.
Corporate event 7.30pm - 10.30pm Entertainment provided by the "Trinity Gospel Choir" followed by a charity auction including "All Blacks" tickets Corporate and club night €25, entrance 7.30pm
Club Night 10.30pm - 2am - Top DJ line up with Adrian Dunlea, Gozzy, Colm Kenefick and more.. Club night only €15, entrance 10.30pm
Purchase tickets at the Southern Law Library, Court house, Washington Street, Cork or online at www.walterswift.com Club tickets can be purchased on the door from 10.30pm