Woman’s wrongful conviction shattered her view of the justice system

Beverly Anne Monroe said that before she was wrongly convicted of killing her boyfriend in 1992, she believed in the criminal justice system.

She doesn’t anymore. It wasn’t until 2002 that a federal judge overturned her first-degree murder conviction and she was freed.

“The law did not protect me. The truth did not protect me. The evidence did not protect me,” she said Thursday during an appearance at Wake Forest University School of Law.

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