Daily Archives: May 9, 2019

Exonerated of murder after 16 years in prison, Jeffrey Deskovic will soon be a lawyer

It seems both improbable and inevitable that Jeffrey Deskovic would be among the 2019 graduates of Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
The legal system destroyed Deskovic’s life. At 17, he was found guilty of the rape and murder of a classmate, crimes he didn’t commit.
Then lawyers saved him. After years of rejections, the Innocence Project won a recheck of DNA evidence that was matched to the real killer.