Monday, October 02, 2006

National Death Penalty Archive

The National Death Penalty Archive at SUNY Albany is hosting a talk by Bill Babbitt, the brother of Manny Babbitt, as part of its second annual Albany Symposium on Crime and Justice. Manny Babbitt was a Vietnam veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was convicted of murdering an elderly woman. Bill Babbitt donated several items to the archive, including personal effects from Manny's cell, court documents, family photos and Manny's poems.

Bill Babbitt will discuss the collection at a reception at the NDPA at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 6.