Death Row Exoneree: Shareef Cousin
Thursday, February 20, 2014
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Shareef Cousin spent three years on death row in Louisiana for the alleged murder of Alred Michael Gerardi in a street robbery outside a
French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans. Shareef was 16 at the time, and 17 when he was sentenced to death, making him the youngest person ever sent to death row in Louisiana. Shareef’s conviction largely rested on the eyewitness testimony of Gerardi’s girlfriend despite her testimony that she was not wearing her glasses or contacts at the scene. Cousin will discuss his journey from death row to exoneration.