Jennifer Thompson, author of the New York Times bestseller Picking Cotton, will keynote our Fourth Annual Courageous Truth Award.
Jennifer will share her heart-wrenching story of courage, hope and justice.
As a rape victim at age 22, Jennifer was forced to endure an unspeakable crime. She willed herself to survive the ordeal and ultimately identified the man she genuinely believed to be her perpetrator, Ronald Cotton. Her powerful testimony sent Ronald to prison for life, and, convinced that she had helped to bring the right man to justice, Jennifer felt victorious when the guilty verdicts were read.
That was until the day, eleven years later, when a DNA test proved Ronald was innocent.
Faced with the realization that she made a horrible mistake, Jennifer response is what makes her story truly inspiring.
Learn more about this remarkable woman’s story at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Fourth Annual Courageous Truth Award in Redondo Beach when Innocence Matters presents our dear friend and trusted adviser Jennifer Thompson.