‘Truth is stranger than fiction’ for LSHS grad
"Oliver Burnette’s reality is a constant reminder for him that even well-intentioned laws and the pursuit of justice can sometimes go extremely wrong.
Burnette, a 1990 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School, is the executive director of the not-for-profit Midwest Innocence Project (MIP). The Kansas City-based organization investigates and litigates cases of those wrongfully convicted of a crime in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas.
Bushnell, the MIP and the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence at the University of Kansas School of Law, helped free Floyd Bledsoe from a Kansas prison in December after he spent 16 years behind bars for murder."