Death-Obituary Alex Patafio Obituary, Georgia State Law Student Instrumental In Proving Man’s Innocence Dies In Crash

Death-Obituary Alex Patafio Obituary, Georgia State Law Student Instrumental In Proving Man’s Innocence Dies In Crash

The law school at Georgia State University reported that one of its students passed away in an automobile accident last week. Alex Patafio, a third-year law student, perished in the accident on Thursday, according to the college. Georgia State authorities expressed their sincere condolences to Alex’s family, friends, and coworkers who are mourning her passing. She worked as a law clerk at The Arora Law Firm while completing a Public Interest Law & Policy Certificate. The school reported that she was one of 34 students working on community service projects and had aspirations of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

As she labored to establish a man’s innocence in a case that Channel 2 told you about last month, Patafio said, “You know, we’re extremely delighted that justice was done today.” Arthur Manning was imprisoned for six months on counts of armed robbery. Using data from Manning’s cellphone, Patafio and Robert Wilson, another law student, were able to prove Manning was not present when the crime was committed. Once the evidence was made public, the DeKalb district attorney’s office dismissed the charges.

The Georgia State College of Law community will have a moment of silence Monday at noon. Grief counselors will also be available.

Death-Obituary Alex Patafio Obituary, Georgia State Law Student Instrumental In Proving Man’s Innocence Dies In Crash