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Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, Andrew Stewart Jr.

Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, Andrew Stewart Jr.

In 1984, Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart Jr. were sentenced to life in prison for murder in Baltimore, Maryland. They were exonerated in 2019 after a re-investigation revealed that the real killer's identity had been withheld by the prosecution and four eyewitnesses recanted their identifications.
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Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner was sentenced to death in 1946 for the murders of two men inside the Ace Broom Co., a broom factory located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He testified that his initial confession was false, and the result of a prolonged police interrogation involving physical abuse, which delayed his access to a hearing or an attorney. After multiple appeals, and four more trials, he was exonerated in 1957, after serving 11 years in prison.
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Ruben Martinez Jr.

Ruben Martinez Jr.

In 2008, Ruben Martinez Jr. of Los Angeles, California was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for multiple armed robberies. He was declared factually innocent and his conviction was vacated in 2019, after a reinvestigation uncovered new evidence supporting his alibis.
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Quintin Alonzo

Quintin Alonzo

Quintin Alonzo (pictured with his mother) of Dallas, Texas was sentenced to life in prison for murder and assault in 2003. He was exonerated in 2019, four years after the real killer confessed to the crime the day before he was executed for a different murder.

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Richard Kussmaul

Richard Kussmaul

In 1994, Richard Kussmaul (pictured) was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murders of two teenagers in Moody, Texas. Kussmaul and three co-defendants who pled guilty to sexual assault in the case - James Long, Michael Shelton, and James Pitts, Jr. - were exonerated in 2019 after testing excluded all four defendants and revealed DNA from two unidentified males.
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Jack Sagin

Jack Sagin

In 1986, Jack Sagin was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder in Monterey County, California. He was exonerated in 2019 after DNA tests on evidence from the crime scene identified the profiles of five different men, none of whom was Sagin.
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