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John Bunn and Rosean Hargrave

John Bunn and Rosean Hargrave

In 1992, when he was 14 years old, John Bunn (pictured, center, with his attorneys Rebecca Freedman and Glenn Garber) was sentenced to seven years to life in prison for murder in Brooklyn, New York. He was exonerated with the help of the Exoneration Initiative on May 15, 2018 based on evidence that the lead detective had fabricated evidence in other murder cases. His co-defendant, Rosean Hargrave, was exonerated on May 14.
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VanDyke Perry and Gregory Counts

VanDyke Perry and Gregory Counts

In 1992, Gregory Counts (right) and VanDyke Perry (left) were convicted of kidnapping and rape in New York City. They were exonerated in 2018, with the help of the Innocence Project and the NY Office of the Appellate Defender, by DNA tests and an admission by the complainant that no rape ever occurred. The New York County CIU undertook a review of the case -- including interviewing the complainant -- and ultimately concluded Counts and Perry were innocent.
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Sundhe Moses, Edward Garry, Michael Shannon, and Shawn Lawrence.
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Vernon Horn

Vernon Horn

In 2000, Vernon Horn was sentenced to 70 years in prison for murder and robbery at a New Haven, Connecticut delicatessen. He was exonerated in 2018 after cell phone evidence concealed by police was discovered that showed he was not involved.
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