Twenty-six years ago, Anthony Graves was arrested for multiple homicides he did not commit.
There was no physical evidence linking Graves to the crimes, but it took almost two decades to prove his innocence.
While incarcerated Graves was placed in solitary confinement, sat on Texas' death row for 12 years and faced two execution dates.
He was finally released October 2010 after a hard-fought review of his case. Graves, now in his early 50s, is a resident of Houston and passionate advocate for a "smarter criminal justice system" in Texas and nationwide.
Graves will be in San Antonio on Wednesday as a distinguished speaker for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Incarnate Word.
The free event is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the University of Incarnate Word Concert Hall.
- Anthony Graves, exonerated Texas inmate and author of "Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement and 12 Years of Death Row Failed To Kill My Soul"
- Roger C. Barnes, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Incarnate Word