'Wrongful Conviction' Podcast Tells Story of Tyra Patterson

Dayton Teenager Tyra Patterson Spent 23 Years in Prison for Murder After Falsely Confessing to Stealing a Necklace.
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Dayton Teenager Tyra Patterson Spent 23 Years in Prison for Murder After Falsely Confessing to Stealing a Necklace.

When Tyra Patterson was 19, she falsely confessed to stealing a necklace, but thanks to Ohio's "felony murder" laws, her false confession to robbery was converted into a confession to murder.

She was convicted of murder and spent 23 years in prison, only to re-emerge as one of the nation's pre-eminent advocates for criminal justice reform.

Tyra is the subject of today's episode of the Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions podcast, which can be streamed on Apple Podcasts here.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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