Today, Anthony Caravella celebrates four years of freedom. On March 25, 2010, he was exonerated of the 1983 rape and murder of a 58-year-old woman in Broward County. At the age of 16, he was sentenced to life in prison.
Caravella was arrested a month and a half after the crime occurred when he did not appear in court for a juvenile auto theft charge. He gave four statements implicating himself of the murder, all of which were different and inconsistent with the physical evidence. Less than a year later, Caravella was convicted with no physical evidence, based solely on his story. Nearly 26 years later, DNA proved that Caravella did not rape the victim.
For the last two years, Anthony has been working for his uncle’s construction company in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and is planning to attend IPF’s STAND UP FOR INNOCENCE,a night of comedy benefitting the Innocence Project of Florida, on April 12th. Congrats Anthony!