Exonerated Man to Speak at WWU about his Prison Experience

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At the age of 18, Josh Kezer went to prison, having been charged with murder in southern Missouri. At the age of 34, he was released and exonerated when the verdict was overturned. He will share his story at William Woods University Thursday, Dec. 4.

Kezer will speak at 3 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. His speech is free and open to the public.

“The amazing story has been featured on national news shows since his release in 2010,” Travis Tamerius, director of WWU’s Center for Ethics and Global Studies and sponsor of the event, said.

“Josh will share with us what sustained him while in prison, how he got out and what has happened since his release. This inspiring story about injustice, hope and forgiveness is one you don’t want to miss.”

CUTLINE: Josh Kezer speaks to students at the University of Missouri after his release. (photo by Columbia Missourian)