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‘The Trials of Marvin Mutch’: 41 Years in Prison, Proclaiming Innocence

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Marvin Mutch served 41 years in prison for a murder he was convicted of when he was 19 years old.  (Photo: Adam Grossberg/KQED)

In 1975, when he was 19 years old, Marvin Mutch was convicted of murder. He didn’t leave prison until 41 years later. It took the efforts of students working on a wrongful conviction project and a series of lawyers to finally win his release. A new KQED News documentary, “The Trials of Marvin Mutch,” looks at the circumstantial evidence that landed Mutch behind bars, his life in prison and what his case reveals about the parole system. Co-producers and reporters Adam Grossberg and Alex Emslie join us to talk about the film and what Marvin’s life is like now that he’s free.

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  • Watch the full documentary here starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 24.
  • Listen to the podcast here.


Alex Emslie, reporter, KQED News; co-producer, "The Trials of Marvin Mutch"

Adam Grossberg, video producer, KQED News; director and co-producer, "The Trials of Marvin Mutch"


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