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 Reason DNA
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
54 Andrew Golden FL White 1991 1994 3 Charges Dismissed 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
58 Alejandro Hernandez IL Latino 1985 1995 10 Charges Dismissed Yes
59 Sabrina Butler MS Black 1990 1995 5 Acquitted No
60 Joseph Burrows IL White 1989 1996 7 Charges Dismissed No
61 Verneal Jimerson IL Black 1985 1996 11 Charges Dismissed Yes
62 Dennis Williams IL Black 1979 1996 17 Charges Dismissed Yes
63 Roberto Miranda NV Latino 1982 1996 14 Charges Dismissed No
64 Gary Gauger IL White 1993 1996 3 Charges Dismissed No
65 Troy Jones CA Black 1982 1996 14 Charges Dismissed No
66 Carl Lawson IL Black 1990 1996 6 Acquitted No
67 David Grannis AZ White 1991 1996 5 Charges Dismissed No
68 Ricardo Guerra TX Latino 1982 1997 15 Charges Dismissed No
69 Benjamin Harris WA Black 1985 1997 12 Charges Dismissed No
70 Robert Hayes FL Black 1991 1997 6 Acquitted No
71 Christopher McCrimmon AZ Black 1993 1997 4 Acquitted No
72 Randal Padgett AL White 1992 1997 5 Acquitted No
73 Robert Miller OK Black 1988 1998 10 Charges Dismissed Yes
74 Curtis Kyles LA Black 1984 1998 14 Charges Dismissed No
75 Shareef Cousin LA Black 1996 1999 3 Charges Dismissed No

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