Convicted Rapist Bill Coleman is Starving Himself to Prove His Innocence

New Haven Advocate | November 4, 2008
Coleman began refusing solid food on Sept. 16, 2007, to protest what he claims was his wrongful conviction in 2005 of raping his wife -- he was convicted solely on her testimony, without forensic evidence, and no witnesses were called on his behalf. This September, on the one-year anniversary of his hunger strike, he began refusing liquids as well.

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