The Bay Path University Kaleidoscope Series welcomes Kristine Bunch will share her story of wrongful conviction and incarceration and talk about her work to help other exonerees.
Kristine spent more than 17 years behind bars after she was arrested and charged with setting a fire that claimed the life of her three-year-old son, Anthony. Jurors believed the prosecution witnesses and found Kristine, then 22 and pregnant, guilty of murder and arson. Eleven years later, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the conviction. Kristinewas released on her own recognizance — 17 years, one month, and 16 days after her wrongful arrest. She walked out of the Decatur County Jail into the arms of her family, who had steadfastly supported her throughout her ordeal.