Graduation Date

Fall 12-18-2020

Grading Professor

Lisa Armstrong

Subject Concentration

Spanish Language

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Jacob Rouse was 18 years old when he drove the getaway car that would define the rest of his life. He sat in his blue Ford Taurus, waiting to drive his three friends away from the scene of a robbery in Rochester, New York. Jacob was parked about a block away when one of his accomplices shot and killed 22-year-old Herschel Scriven, a local youth pastor and church organist.

He is now seeking clemency.



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