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Death penalty series at Appalachian begins Feb. 25

BOONE—A series of programs addressing issues related to the death penalty is being held at Appalachian State University. All presentations begin at 6 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons. The public is invited.

“Capital Punishment and Justice in the U.S. and Abroad” is a collaborative endeavor between Appalachian’s Department of Government and Justice Studies and student chapters of Amnesty International and the American Correctional Association.

The schedule of programs follows:

  • Feb. 25, “Does the Death Penalty Serve Victims?,” presented by Dr. Jean Parks from Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation.
  • March 25, “Capital Punishment in the USA and Around the World,” presented by Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center.
  • April 15, “The Trials of Darryl Hunt: Innocence and Capital Murder,” a documentary detailing the case of Darryl Hunt who was wrongly convicted in North Carolina.
  • April 23, “Beyond Our Borders: The International Death Penalty,” presented by Amanda Moore, a senior global studies major at Appalachian.

For more information, contact Matthew Robinson at or Amanda Moore at