One Injustice is One Too Many

350 attend third annual Arizona Justice Project fundraiser

Arizona Justice Project hosted its third annual One Injustice is One Too Many event on Feb. 22 at the Heard Museum. The 350 guests at the dinner raised $130,000 to support its work in seeking justice for those who are innocent and wrongfully imprisoned.

The evening included food stations prepared by Arizona Taste Catering, a raffle and silent auction, and live music by Quinn Jolly the band.

During the presentation, Randy Papetti, partner with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, was awarded the One Injustice Award. For 25 years, Papetti has practiced commercial litigation and trial work at the firm. On a pro bono basis, he writes, speaks, handles cases and consults on matters involving the medio-legal diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The riveting program featured a keynote address by Ray Krone, an exoneree and co-founder of Witness to Innocence, an organization comprising death row exonerees devoted to improving the criminal justice system and supporting each other. Krone spent nearly 11 years in prison for a homicide he did not commit, including two years on death row in Arizona. He was the 100th person who served time on death row to later be exonerated. He now resides in Tennessee.

Douglas Wilkey and Christina Dougherty co-chaired the event. The Champion Sponsor for the evening was Osborn Maledon.

PHOTOS COURTESY ARIZONA JUSTICE PROJECT

Arizona exoneree Drayton Witt with Khalil Rushdan, community partnership coordinator, ACLU Arizona and Arizona Justice Project Exoneree Board member

Keith Hilzendeger, Susan Green and Jordan Green

Exoneree Louis Harper with Khalil Rushdan

Dr. Erin Kloos

Keynote speaker Ray Krone

Anne Chapman

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