Since 2008, Loyola students assisted in investigating Anthony's claims of innocence by interviewing witnesses and conducting research.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer overturned Anthony's murder conviction after coming to the conclusion that the prosecution's primary witness lied to the jury. The witness, a pimp, admitted he never saw the shooter clearly at the scene of the crime, and that he was given a deal that included lesser charges for pimping and pandering, in exchange for testimony by the prosecution.
Professor Laurie Levenson, former federal prosecutor and founding faculty director of the school's Project for the Innocent was quoted as saying in the October 1st latimes.com blog, “Law students help get man's 17-year-old murder conviction overturned”: “We are thrilled that this day has finally come. I couldn't be more proud of our Loyola students. They worked tirelessly to achieve justice for Obie Anthony.”
According to the October 5th scpr.org article, “Obie Anthony released after 1995 murder conviction overturned”, Anthony was quoted as saying: “I'm so, so, so relieved to be free. I knew from the very beginning that justice would come. I just had to wait for her to be born.”
Also according to the scpr.org article, the students who worked on Anthony's case greeted him as he was released from jail, along with Professor Levenson.
Anthony was quoted as saying: “I thank them for coming to my rescue and giving me life again.”
Recently, Loyola Law School alumna Suesan Gerard was awarded the 2011 California State Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for helping create the school's Project for the Innocent. The program is run by students, and represents wrongfully convicted defendants.
Established in 1920, Loyola Law School Loyola Marymount University's law school, a private, Catholic university following the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. It is located in Los Angeles, California. According to The Princeton Review's 2010 “Best 172 Law Schools”, Loyola is ranked third in the nation for “Best Classroom Experience”, according to information at Wikipedia.com.
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