Events Schedule

  • Innocence Project

    Innocence Project

    Thursday, March 02, 2023
    12:30 pm
    Shea Conference Room

    St. Joseph’s University, New York is partnering with the Innocence Project to welcome Greg Mingo who was freed from a double-life sentence after being incarcerated for 40 years for crimes he didn’t commit. In 1980, a couple was killed in a double robbery-murder in Queens, N.Y. One year later, Mingo found himself on trial for murder, facing a double life sentence. Though he maintained his innocence and even had an alibi witness, his defense attorney never called them to testify on his behalf. It took two trials to convict Greg, after the first ended in a hung jury. Just before Christmas 1982, Greg was convicted and given two consecutive life sentences. On Gov. Cuomo's last day in office, he commuted Greg’s sentence to time served and Greg returned home on September 16, 2021.

    This event is free and open to the public. It will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Shea Conference Room of O’Connor Hall. St. Joseph’s University, New York is located at 155 West Roe Blvd. in Patchogue. For more information, call 631.687.2643.