Wrongful Convictions: Delbert Tibbs
The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project presents "Wrongful Convictions," a speaker series where distinguished scholars and wrongfully convicted individuals come together to speak about miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, and where the system fails.
This event features Delbert Tibbs, who was convicted in 1974 and sentenced to death for murder and life in jail for rape. Despite his solid alibi, Mr. Tibbs was convicted—based largely on eyewitness testimony and jailhouse informant testimony. In 1982 the State of Florida dismissed all charges against Mr. Tibbs after finding that the evidence was tainted.