Thursday, May 24, 2012

Brian Banks Exonerated After Ten Years

A Los Angeles County judge has exonerated 26 year-old former Long Beach Poly football star Brian Banks from a 2002 rape conviction.
Banks was wrongly convicted of the charges based on testimony given by Wanetta Gibson who says she was kidnapped and raped by the then 16 year-old standout athlete.
Gibson admitted that she lied and was afraid to come forward with the truth because her family might have to return the $1.5 million it was awarded in a settlement stemming from the case.
KPFK’s Ernesto Arce has more from Los Angeles.