Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment
while she slept. She was able to escape and eventually identified Ronald
Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken—but
Jennifer’s positive identification was the compelling evidence that put
him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA
test that proved his innocence. He was released after serving more than a
decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later,
Jennifer and Ronald met face to face—and forged an unlikely friendship
that changed both of their lives.
In their own words, Jennifer and Ronald unfold the harrowing details of
their tragedy and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while
demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power
of forgiveness. Download and start listening now!