Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Campbell Law Innocence Project will host guest speakers Dwayne Dail and Chris Mumma on campus Jan. 21.
Dail served 18 years in prison for the 1987 rape of a 12-year-old girl in Goldsboro until DNA testing revealed his innocence. He was exonerated and released from prison on Aug. 28, 2007, making him the 207th person freed nationwide by DNA testing.
Mumma, executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, served as Dail’s attorney and will speak about the case as well. She has served as the executive director of the North Carolina Chief Justice’s Criminal Justice Study Commission and serves on the boards of UNC Law School and Durham Academy, among others. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Mumma is the recent recipient of the News & Observer’s 2007 Tar Heel of the Year award. [Mark Godsey]