Scott Hornoff speaks on wrongful conviction Reply

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Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-In-Chief

Former Warwick, RI detective Scott Hornoff spoke to students of Professor Sarah Abbott’s Death Penalty course on Wednesday, October 16. Hornoff’s presentation, Cop – Convict – Exoneree, focused on his wrongful conviction of first-degree in 1996. The event was sponsored by the Donahue Institute, Center for Community-Based Learning, and the Justice Studies Department.

In 1983, Hornoff joined the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy. He would eventually become a detective with the Warwick Police Department. In 1989, Hornoff drove home from a party in which he drank heavily. He passed by the home of Victoria Cushman, an acquaintance of Hornoff. He thought of stopping by, but decided not to. The next morning, Hornoff learned Cushman was murdered the night of the party. More…