From wrongful conviction to freedom
Alissa Widman Neese
Apr 4, 2013 at 4:14 AM
Dean Gillispie faced a small crowd Tuesday afternoon, sternly analyzing a pair of self portraits.
His painting displayed a grim picture: two gagged faces, differing in appearance by two decades, watching helplessly as a cyclone of words went swirling down a toilet drain.
"These words list what I lost in half of my life I'll never get back," said Gillispie, 47. "My job, my freedom, my house. While my buddies were getting married and having kids, I was sitting in prison for a crime I didn't commit."
Read about his journey from prison to freedom in today's Register. Click here for the ePaper, for home delivery or buy a Register daily at a newsstand near you.
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