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").

For more information on the criteria for inclusion on DPIC's Innocence List click here. To export the Innocence Database, click here.

159 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reasonsort descending DNA
6 Christopher Spicer NC Black 1973 1975 2 Acquitted No
13 Jonathan Treadway AZ White 1975 1978 3 Acquitted No
14 Gary Beeman OH White 1976 1979 3 Acquitted No
16 Larry Hicks IN Black 1978 1980 2 Acquitted No
18 Michael Linder SC White 1979 1981 2 Acquitted No
20 Ernest Graham CA Black 1976 1981 5 Acquitted No
23 Larry Fisher MS White 1984 1985 1 Acquitted No
24 Anthony Brown FL Black 1983 1986 3 Acquitted No
28 Perry Cobb IL Black 1979 1987 8 Acquitted No
29 Darby Tillis IL Black 1979 1987 8 Acquitted No
31 Anthony Peek FL Black 1978 1987 9 Acquitted No
32 Juan Ramos FL Latino 1983 1987 4 Acquitted No
33 Robert Wallace GA Black 1980 1987 7 Acquitted No
34 Richard Jones OK White 1983 1987 4 Acquitted No
41 John Skelton TX White 1983 1990 7 Acquitted No
43 Jimmy Mathers AZ White 1987 1990 3 Acquitted No
45 Bradley Scott FL White 1988 1991 3 Acquitted No
46 Charles Smith IN Black 1983 1991 8 Acquitted No
47 Jay Smith PA White 1986 1992 6 Acquitted No
51 Gregory Wilhoit OK White 1987 1993 6 Acquitted No
52 James Robison AZ White 1977 1993 16 Acquitted No
53 Muneer Deeb TX Other 1985 1993 8 Acquitted No
55 Adolph Munson OK Black 1985 1995 10 Acquitted No
56 Robert Cruz AZ Latino 1981 1995 14 Acquitted No
57 Rolando Cruz IL Latino 1985 1995 10 Acquitted Yes

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