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Capital Punishment (#919)

Sabrina Butler was 17 when she found her infant son not breathing. She and neighbors tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful. Doctors saw bruises on the baby and Butler was charged with murder. Convicted of the crime, she was sentenced to death in 1990. She spent five years in prison before her conviction was remanded and reversed. Investigators determined the baby's bruises were from CPR and that a kidney disease had actually killed her son.

The ACLU of Kentucky brought Butler to Kentucky in fall 2013 as part of its work with the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Butler told her story at colleges throughout the state on the ACLU speaking tour.

Air Dates

Friday, January 31 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

Thursday, February 6 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2

Friday, March 21 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, March 23 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Thursday, March 27 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2