Darryl Hunt Contact Information

April 27, 2007

I’ve noticed a good bit of traffic over the last few days from people looking to contact Darryl Hunt. Mr. Hunt now runs a non-profit organization in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The website for The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedon and Justice is here. The Darryl Hunt Project is dedicated to providing assistance to the wrongfully convicted, to helping ex-offenders transition back into society, and to advocating for changes that will keep innocent people out of prison.

The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice
8 West 3rd Street
Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: (336) 831-1912
Fax: (336) 831-1903

Email: info@darrylhuntproject.org


Families of Murder Victims Call for Mercy; Screenings of Love Lived on Death Row

April 27, 2007

News Update 4.27.07

North Carolina

The Greensboro News-Record recommends a ‘lethal rejection’ of the death penalty. Legislators should order a real examination of the medical issues underlying lethal injection, and if it can’t be fixed, it should be abandoned.

In Raleigh yesterday, the families of murder victims called on legislators to abolish the death penalty. “As long as we support executions in our state,” said a woman whose brother was killed, “we’re using the same tactics that the murderers are using.”

Love Lived on Death Row, the critically acclaimed documentary film about the children of Elias Syriani will be screened in Greensboro (May 14, Temple Emanuel, 7 PM) and Durham (May 16, Richard White Auditorium at Duke, 7 PM) next month. Elias Syriani murdered his wife, the children’s mother, in 1990 and was sentenced to death. In time, the children came to forgive their father, and they begged the state of North Carolina to spare his life. The film documents their remarkable journey of healing and forgiveness. Elias Syriani was executed in 2005, his children made orphans again. View the trailer here.

The Innocence Project finds another wrongful conviction in Winston-Salem. This time, police withheld part of a videotape showing an assault victim picking her attacker out of a photo lineup – and it’s not the man who has spent a decade in prison for the crime.

Elsewhere

The recent killing of a state trooper in New York has spurred calls for expanding the death penalty in that state. New York hasn’t executed anyone since 1963, and there is currently only one person on the state’s death row.

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has launched a new site – InnocentandExecuted.org – to tell the stories of four men who died for crimes they likely did not commit. Rubin Cantu, Carlos DeLuna, and Todd Willingham were killed by Texas. Larry Griffin was killed by Missouri.


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