How 3 Seconds Changed Rodney Robert’s Wrongful Incarceration and Why He Pleaded Guilty to a Crime He Didn’t Commit Twice

    • Season 5
  • 53:47
  • 23 April, 2018
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  • Rodney Roberts was arrested in 1996 in Newark, New Jersey, after an altercation with a friend. After several days in custody, he found himself charged with the kidnapping and rape of a 17-year-old girl. His court appointed attorney advised him to plead guilty or spend the rest of his life in prison. Mr. Roberts had a good job and had recently moved with his young son into a new apartment. Hoping to get back to his son as soon as possible, Rodney Roberts pleaded guilty to the crime in exchange for a seven-year sentence. He would end up spending 18 years in custody before DNA evidence excluded him as a perpetrator and he was exonerated and released in 2014.

    Please link to Rodney’s gofundme: 

    https://www.gofundme.com/rodney-roberts-foundation

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/575988949170442/

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