Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Tyra Patterson speaks out about her complicated case at Wright State (FOX 45 News)


Tyra Patterson spent 23 years in prison for a murder she says she didn't commit.

She was paroled on Christmas day 2017.

She has always maintained her innocence, and in recent years, the victim's sister, former jurors, and even other suspects convicted in the crime have come forward to say Tyra wasn't involved.

Tuesday night, she shared her captivating story and answered questions about her case for the first time from the public, at Wright State University.

The conversation at Wright State was organized by the Applied Behavioral Sciences Master’s Program (ABS) and Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center in conjunction with Sociology and Anthropology, Crime and Justice Studies, African and African American Studies, Women and Gender Studies and the Women’s Center.

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