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Juan Melendez

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Exonerated death row inmate to speak Monday in Steamboat

After 17 years, Juan Melendez found freedom

After 17 years, eight months and one day, Juan Melendez was free. He had served the time on Flor­­ida’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit, against a person he said he never met. At 7 p.m. Mon­­day at Steaming Bean Coffee Co., the local chapter of Amnesty International has invited Melendez to speak.


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