Live to Tell

The Trial, Conviction, and Exoneration of Anthony Wright

by Anthony Wright With Rob G. Kelly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/24/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781664182080
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781664182073
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781664182066

About the Book

Anthony Wright had a shot at making the NFL as a running back in the early 1990s. But his hopes and dreams were shattered when in 1991, he returned home to Philadelphia and was charged with capital murder—accused of raping and killing an elderly woman. Attorneys Peter Neufeld, Nina Morrison, Sam Silver, and Rebecca Lacer (all lawyers of the Innocence Project) believed in his innocence. DNA testing exonerated him of the vicious crime, and a second jury acquitted him of all charges. He walked out of prison Aug. 23, 2016, a free and innocent man. After so many hopeless and lonely nights, so many rejections of his innocence by the police, district attorneys, courts, judges on all appeal levels, and the first jury, the world finally learned the truth. This book takes you through the interrogation, investigation, and trial that led to an innocent man being sentenced to life in prison without parole. It exposes the flaws in the system through the incredible story of a wrongfully convicted man.

About the Author

Anthony Wright was born and raised in North Philadelphia. He was a young father in his 20s when he was wrongfully convicted. It took 25 years of jail time before he was finally able to prove his innocence and regain his freedom. Since his acquittal in 2016, he has been making up for lost time with his wife, 2 children and grandkids. Surrounded by so much love and support from his family and friends, he considers himself a lucky man. He finds joy in being involved with community projects and charitable causes. He still lives in Philadelphia. Rob G. Kelly is the weaver of words. This talented man spent time with Anthony Wright in Graterford Prison. He listened to Wright’s story, envisioned the drama and wrote a script. Kelly and Wright remained good friends through the years.