Kalvin Michael Smith

Wake Forest University to hold event on Kalvin Michael Smith conviction

Kalvin Michael Smith has served 18 years in prison for a crime he says he was nowhere near and knew nothing about. At 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, Stephen Boyd of the Wake Forest University department of religion and the Rev. Kelly P. Carpenter of Green Street United Methodist Church will be co-telling Smith’s story, prior to a student-led rally at Winston-Salem State University on Thursday, Feb. 18.

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Innocence and Justice Clinic sponsors roundtable on Silk Plant Forest Case on Wednesday, Feb. 19

The Innocence and Justice Clinic is sponsoring a roundtable discussion on the Silk Plant Forest beating case at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1109 . Members of the Wake Forest Law community are encouraged to attend.

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Retired FBI Agent: ‘Kalvin Michael Smith deserves new trial’

The latest chapter in the ongoing saga surrounding the brutal 1995 beating of Silk Plant Forest store clerk Jill Marker has culminated with a respected retired FBI assistant director calling for a new trial for Kalvin Michael Smith, the man convicted of the crime almost 15 years ago.

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