‘Proving Innocence’ Podcast, Episode 4: One Call Can Change Everything

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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In the fourth installment of the “Proving Innocence” podcast, Notre Dame Law School students take on the case of Leon Tyson. He was convicted of a 2015 murder in Elkhart, but the Exoneration Justice Clinic believes he is innocent. He was sentenced to 63 years in prison.

The case took a turn when the students and professor placed a call to the mother of a man who was also there during the crime. Her revelations intrigued the students, but the case may turn on the question of hair — witnesses said the shooter had dreadlocks, but Tyson has long had alopecia, a condition that makes him bald.

Tyson team leader Mackenna Krohn ’21 J.D. guides listeners through the twists and tangles of this case.