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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163 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Racesort descending Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
129 Michael Blair TX Other 1994 2008 14 Charges Dismissed Yes
5 James Creamer GA White 1973 1975 2 Charges Dismissed No
7 Thomas Gladish NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
8 Richard Greer NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
9 Ronald Keine NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
10 Clarence Smith NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
13 Jonathan Treadway AZ White 1975 1978 3 Acquitted No
14 Gary Beeman OH White 1976 1979 3 Acquitted No
18 Michael Linder SC White 1979 1981 2 Acquitted No
23 Larry Fisher MS White 1984 1985 1 Acquitted No
25 Neil Ferber PA White 1982 1986 4 Charges Dismissed No
26 Clifford Bowen OK White 1981 1986 5 Charges Dismissed No
30 Vernon McManus TX White 1977 1987 10 Charges Dismissed No
34 Richard Jones OK White 1983 1987 4 Acquitted No
37 Randall Adams TX White 1977 1989 12 Charges Dismissed No
38 Robert Cox FL White 1988 1989 1 Charges Dismissed No
41 John Skelton TX White 1983 1990 7 Acquitted No
42 Dale Johnston OH White 1984 1990 6 Charges Dismissed No
43 Jimmy Mathers AZ White 1987 1990 3 Acquitted No
45 Bradley Scott FL White 1988 1991 3 Acquitted No
47 Jay Smith PA White 1986 1992 6 Acquitted No
48 Kirk Bloodsworth MD White 1984 1993 9 Charges Dismissed Yes
51 Gregory Wilhoit OK White 1987 1993 6 Acquitted No
52 James Robison AZ White 1977 1993 16 Acquitted No
54 Andrew Golden FL White 1991 1994 3 Charges Dismissed No

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