In 1986 Gloria Killian was convicted and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for murder and conspiracy she had no part in. The only evidence against her was the testimony of a co-defendant, who had made a secret deal with the prosecution in exchange for a reduced sentence. She served ten years, but after filing a federal petition for a writ of habeas corpus, the agreement between her co-defendant and the prosecution was discovered. Her co-defendant ultimately admitted that much of his testimony had been false, including his accusation that Killian was the “mastermind” of the crime. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed her conviction, and she was released in 2002. After her release, Killian co-authored a book, “Full Circle,” about her experiences, and became executive director of the Action Committee for Women in Prison in Southern California.
Gloria is available to speak in Southern California, particularly in the Inland Valley region between the Inland Empire and Los Angeles.