Entries tagged with “Posthumous exonerations

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Innocence

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Mar 25, 2019

Florida Man Who Took Plea to Avoid Death Penalty Posthumously Exonerated of 1983 Rape-Murder

Broward County, Florida pros­e­cu­tors moved to posthu­mous­ly exon­er­ate Ronald Stewart (pic­tured) of a rape and mur­der he did not com­mit. Stewart pled no con­test to the 1983 rape and mur­der of Regina Harrison after he was threat­ened with the death penal­ty. The actu­al killer, whose guilt has since been con­firmed by DNA test­ing, went on to mur­der at least two more women after Harrison.

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Arbitrariness

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Innocence

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Sep 23, 2010

INNOCENCE: DNA Test Clears Three Wrongfully Convicted Inmates Who Might Have Been Executed

Two men who were serv­ing life sen­tences were exon­er­at­ed on September 16 from a Mississippi prison after 30 years. Phillip Bivens and Bobby Ray Dixon were accused of the 1979 rape and mur­der of Eva Gail Patterson. Larry Ruffin, a co-defen­dant who died in prison eight years ago, will be posthu­mous­ly exonerated.

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Innocence

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Race

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History of the Death Penalty

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Jun 19, 2015

Pardon Sought for Black Teen Executed by Pennsylvania 84 Years Ago

84 years after Pennsylvania exe­cut­ed a black 16-year-old for the 1931 mur­der of his white school matron, the descen­dants of the boy’s tri­al lawyers are try­ing to exon­er­ate him.