Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:31:51 -0800 (PST)

Will innocent man jailed 19 years get justice?

Irvine -- He was imprisoned 19 years until his release this past January after the Orange County D.A. (who had prosecuted him) decided he was innocent after all.

Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, interviews DeWayne McKinney, who spent almost two decades incarcerated for a crime he did not commit, the murder of a Orange Burger King manager, 19-year-old Walter Horace Bell Jr., in 1980, when McKinney was 21. McKinney, who is black, is currently suing the Orange Police Department, and ironically, the Orange County Public Defender's office, which defended him and sought his release, for $10 million for his lost freedom. The media have compared him to Hurricane Carter.

McKinney now works at UC Irvine. (See: Stan Kabala, " 'Local Celebrity' Now Works on Campus," New University, April 10, 2000. He will be interviewed by show host Dan Tsang.

The show airs this evening from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and is Web-cast at simultaneously.

Listeners can call (949) 824-5824 to chat with McKinney during the show.

Daniel C. Tsang
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