Innocence Database


Instructions: This database can be searched using any combination of the search filters below. All columns are sortable by clicking the title at the top of the column. To find out more about a case in the list, click on the name of the individual.
Terms:
# - Refers to the chronological order in which the defendants were exonerated.
State - Place of capital conviction
Years Between - The difference between the year of exoneration and the year of capital conviction
Reason - Normally, when a conviction is overturned by an appellate court, the state has the option of re-trying the defendant. If the state does not seek a re-trial, charges are dismissed. If a re-trial occurs and the defendant is found not guilty, the case is listed as an acquittal.
DNA evidence - refers to whether DNA evidence played a major role in exonerating ("yes") the defendant or not ("no").

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27 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
1 David Keaton FL Black 1971 1973 2 Charges Dismissed No
3 Wilbert Lee FL Black 1963 1975 12 Pardoned No
4 Freddie Pitts FL Black 1963 1975 12 Pardoned No
11 Delbert Tibbs FL Black 1974 1977 3 Charges Dismissed No
21 Annibal Jaramillo FL Latino 1981 1982 1 Charges Dismissed No
24 Anthony Brown FL Black 1983 1986 3 Acquitted No
27 Joseph Brown FL Black 1974 1987 13 Charges Dismissed No
31 Anthony Peek FL Black 1978 1987 9 Acquitted No
32 Juan Ramos FL Latino 1983 1987 4 Acquitted No
35 Willie Brown FL Black 1983 1988 5 Charges Dismissed No
36 Larry Troy FL Black 1983 1988 5 Charges Dismissed No
38 Robert Cox FL White 1988 1989 1 Charges Dismissed No
39 James Richardson FL Black 1968 1989 21 Charges Dismissed No
45 Bradley Scott FL White 1988 1991 3 Acquitted No
54 Andrew Golden FL White 1991 1994 3 Charges Dismissed No
70 Robert Hayes FL Black 1991 1997 6 Acquitted No
85 Joseph Green FL Black 1993 2000 7 Charges Dismissed No
88 Frank Smith FL Black 1986 2000 14 Charges Dismissed Yes
94 Joaquin Martinez FL Latino 1997 2001 4 Acquitted No
97 Juan Melendez FL Latino 1984 2002 18 Charges Dismissed No
105 Rudolph Holton FL Black 1986 2003 16 Charges Dismissed No
121 John Ballard FL White 2003 2006 3 Acquitted No
133 Herman Lindsey FL Black 2006 2009 3 Acquitted No
142 Seth Penalver FL White 1999 2012 13 Acquitted No
145 Carl Dausch FL White 2011 2014 3 Acquitted No

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