Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA

August 31, 2004

In 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl. Determined to escape the ruling, he found a lawyer willing to fight for a new technique to be used for evidence that would prove Bloodsworth innocent. After nine years in one of the country's toughest prisons, he became the first death row inmate in America to be exonerated by DNA. Our guest today on Focus, novelist Tim Junkin, tells the full story in his book Bloodsworth.

Guest: Tim Junkin (lawyer; award winning novelist; author of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA)