Kirk Bloodsworth, 25 Years Free

Kirk Bloodsworth walked out of a Jessup prison on June 28, 1993, as the first person in the country to serve time on death row and be exonerated by DNA.

The case has lasting impact. Time has healed many things, but the memory of his ordeal remains vivid.

“It feels like yesterday to me,” Bloodsworth said.

Bloodsworth had been convicted in Baltimore County of the rape and murder of 9-year-old Dawn Hamilton in 1984.

MAIP Executive Director, Shawn Armbrust, discusses the significance of the case on its 25th anniversary.