Why do innocent people confess? Principal attorney Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma will join Prof. Saul Kassin and Ron Russo, Esq. for a lecture and discussion at the New York City Bar Association to explore the phenomenon of false confessions. Prof. Kassin is a leading social scientist who has written extensively on false confessions, helping form a consensus in the scientific community that false confessions do happen. Ron Russo is a prominent white collar attorney in New York City.
Zach Margulis-Ohnuma will discuss the case of People v. Antonio Yarbough and Sharrif Wilson, in which two teenage boys were induced into making two very different false confessions that led to their wrongful convictions. DNA conclusively proved the confessions false and both defendants were exonerated in 2014. The program will be at the New York City Bar Association on June 10, 2015 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Admission is free and CLE credit will be provided, but you must register in advance.